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Sounds at Sunset: Yacouba Sissoko

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Friday, July 12, 2024

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7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Enjoy performances from local and international talent at our Sounds at Sunset concert series.

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July 12 @ 7:00 pm 9:30 pm

Enjoy performances from local and international talent at our Sounds at Sunset concert series. Free music concerts take place on Fridays across the season at Pier 3 Plaza, organized by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. Ease into the weekend with live music, and a beautiful sunset.

On Friday, July 12, world-renowned kora player Yacouba Sissoko and his band SIYA take us on a musical journey sharing West African songs and stories that have been passed down from generation to generation.

Throughout West African history, the kora was played as a solo instrument by djelys, or storytellers, whose roles in society were to perform exclusively for kings, nobility, and village chiefs. The songs sung by djelys were stories that had been passed down from generation to generation, and  captured the oral history of the people and culture of West Africa describing social life, cultural identify and  family backgrounds.

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Sounds at Sunset

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Sounds at Sunset

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