Diali Cissokho & Austin McCall

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Sunday, 2017, August 6 - 5:00pm
Presented in partnership with Town of Wake Forest .
Venue: 
701 Harris Rd
Wake Forest, NC 27587

The music of Senegal and Saxapahaw come together for one night only in Wake Forest: Diali Cissokho and Austin McCall bring you music to dance to this summer! A renowned korist and percussionist from Senegal, Diali Cissokho moved to the U.S. after years of performing and teaching in Senegal and in Europe. Born into a rich ancestry of Manding griots (the musician caste), Diali has been playing traditional West African music for as long as he can remember. While his greatest love is the kora, a 21-stringed African harp that is at the heart and soul of much West African music, he is also a passionate singer, songwriter, and percussionist. Crossing cultural boundaries with a wide range of sounds, from explosive dance rhythms to soothing hypnotic grooves, Diali brings an unparalleled virtuosity and unique personal style to this respected traditional art form. Austin McCall grew up in Saxapahaw listening to and playing blues, Afro-Cuban, jazz, and West African style musics. He has studied various styles of drum set and percussion with the influential teachings of Frank Worrell, Mama Kone, and the World.

Food and refreshments will be available for purchase from a variety of vendors. Concert goers may also bring their own picnic.

Pets on leashes are welcome. NOTE: Alcoholic beverages, along with gas and charcoal grills, are not allowed. Two large charcoal grills are provided on site. Park visitors are reminded that unleashed pets are also prohibited.

In the event of inclement weather, there will be no shortage of ways to find out whether the concert will be moved to the rain site. Updated concert information will be available by 3 p.m. on the day of the concert via PineCone’s e-newsletter and social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), on Wake Forest TV 10, or on the Town’s Facebook page, as well as the Facebook event page.

You can also call the Wake Forest Weather Line at 919-435-9569. Smart phone users who have downloaded the Town of Wake Forest app will receive a push notification message informing them of any schedule changes. The Town of Wake Forest app is available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android users. Search for “Town of Wake Forest” on iTunes, in the iPhone app store, or in Google Play.

Parking is only permitted in the visitor parking lot or in the flat, grassy area at the park’s entrance. Designated parking for people with disabilities is available in E Carroll Joyner Park’s parking lot. Please park in the designated parking lot if space is available.

For safety reasons, parking is NOT permitted along the entry road to Joyner Park. Overflow parking is also available at the Cottage at Olde Mill Stream, 901 Barnford Mill Road. Learn more about parking at E Carroll Joyner Park, and see a map of the different parking areas

Event Type: 
General Public Ticket Price: 
Free and open to the public
Left: Diali Cissokho outdoors, playing kora, a 21-string West African instrument; he is looking down at the instrument in front of him as he plays. Right: Austin McCall playing a drum set outdoors while looking up; his long, curly hair is loose and flowing.