World Music Café
Fox Music House
4248 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC 29405
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World Music Café, now in its 7th year, presents ethnic music performers from all over the world in an intimate, listening room atmosphere. This Arts Fest edition features master oud player Peter Kfoury, as well as North Carolina-based West African dance band Diali Cisshoko and Kaira Ba. Peter will deliver a genre-breaking and truly original experience with compositions that blend Middle Eastern sounds with jazz, pop, and funk performed on the oud. Led by the kora, the 21-stringed harp-lute, Kaira Ba will perform spiritual songs, stories, and rhythms of Senegal’s millennia-old Mandé culture. Their highly original blend of traditional and modern styles creates an infectious sound with adventurous improvisation, fiery solos, and polyrhythmic frameworks. The band will be joined by Nina O’bani performing West African dance.