Lamine Diali Cissokho - Music““Teaching is more than a passion for Diali Cissokho; it’s his birthright” (John Hunter, Chatham Record). “Griot” Diali Cissokho – vocalist, percussionist, korist, and composer – hails from a long lineage of musicians, historically charged with storytelling and aural history. He has performed & taught in Africa, Europe, and the U.S.. With lyrics in Manding, Wolof, French, and English, Diali immerses audiences in stories of ancient and modern Africa. BOOK DIALI CISSOKHO


GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Performance
African Beat – A Musical History!

Students will explore the griot tradition (aural history) of West Africa in this participatory performance. Singing call-and-response, clapping rhythms, drumming, and dancing, students will experience a variety of instruments, languages, and musical traditions during this unique cultural experience!

Max Participants: 400

Duration: 45-60 minutes

Special Requirements: Stage in large multi-purpose room with microphones and outlets for amplification (provided by artist); access at least 30 minutes before the performance

Single Performance Fee- $625.00
Two Performances Fee- $1,000.00

GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Residency
Rockin’ Rhythms: An African Beat

Students will learn several traditional rhythms and call-and-response songs while exploring the joys and challenges of cooperative learning. Students will develop listening skills, focus, and a sense of pride in their cooperative accomplishments in this high-energy musical experience!

Max Participants: 25 students (larger groups can be arranged if the school has additional drums)

Duration: 45-60 minutes per class. 2 days needed for residency -minimum.

Special Requirements:
Space large enough to accommodate a circle of chairs for student drummers and instructor, assistance carrying and setting up drums helpful but not required (up to 25 drums provided by instructor for use during residency)

Fee: $150.00 per hour/per class       
*Residency length/days and number of classes are negotiable. Please contact the CAPS Office at (919) 560-2718 to discuss options.