Diali Cissokho-Kaira Ba / Benyoro
"Diali Cissokho, Kaira Ba’s bandleader and kora player, hails from a long line of Griot musicians in Senegal. But moving an ocean away from his musical past has only strengthened Cissokho’s resolve to enliven the traditional sound. With four Tar Heel natives behind him, Cissokho & Kaira Ba create a universally appealing sound full of bright tones and driving polyrhythm." – PASTE MAGAZINE
Benyoro plays an energetic and modern take on traditional West African music. With stunning virtuosity, detailed arrangements, and a rhythm section with the force of a freight train, Benyoro ignites the dance floor at every show. This is not your grandpa's West African band.
"Traditional motifs with funksome flavors and grooves galore..." -Time Out New York