This May, an extra special night of Open Heart Kirtan sharing the bill with the amazing Youssoupha Sidibe at The Hallowed Halls in Southest Portland.
Friday May 25th @7:30 pm
4420 SE 64th Ave, Portland, OR 97206
ticket info to be announced asap! Mark your calendars now...
Youssoupha Sidibe is a Grammy-nominated Senegalese West African kora (African harp) player. Over the course of 25 years, he has developed thousands of fans all over the world and has performed and recorded with many exceptional musicians.
Grammy-nominated for his collaboration with Matisyahu (Youth), Youssoupha has released albums with Charles Neville (Tree of Life), Midnite (For All), Steve Kimock, a duet with Michael Franti (What I Be), and has collaborated live with India Arie, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Michael Kang of String Cheese Incident, Chris Berry Trio, Shimshai, and many more.
Youssoupha has performed at some of the most famous festivals and venues in the world, including The Hammerstein Ballroom NYC, The Warfield Theatre SF CA, The African Festival of the Arts Chicago, Reggae Rising, Reggae on the River CA, Stanford University, Salmon Arm Roots, and Blues British Columbia.
Kavita will be joined for Open Heart Kirtan by Daniel Paul on tabla, Samantha Keller (response vox) and Greg Allen (viola)
about Daniel Paul:
Daniel Paul is an India Fulbright Award winning tabla drummer and graduate of the Ali Akbar College of Music who for more than two decades has been on the front lines of the international kirtan chanting movement as a singing tabla drummer to many of today's top kirtan singers including Grammy nominee Jai Uttal, Gina Sala, Snatam Kaur and Dave Stringer to name a few.
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