"King of the n'goni"
Cheick has 2 new releases. The first is a full-length CD, Anka Ben Mali Denou with special guests including Toumani Diabate and Corey Harris. Also just out, on Electric Cowbell Records, Prudence, a 6 song EP on which he gets mixed-up, reworked, and reinterpreted by some of the finest producers and purveyors of groove on the planet, like NYCTrust, The Whiskey Barons, Daytoner, Jon Kennedy – who give their own unique spins to a Cheick Hamala Diabate original – Prudence.
Grammy nominee Cheick Hamala Diabate is playing gigs in support of his new CD Anka Ben Mali Denou, making appearances at clubs, festivals and performing arts centers this summer. Highlights include the Kennedy Center in June, Floydfest in July and the Lincoln Center in August. Find out when he will be in your area by clicking on the link below.
Cheick has been getting a lot of love from music writers for the new Prudence EP. Here's what the well respected Generation Bass had to say: "The EP of remixes I feel clearly encompasses Cheik
Hamala Diabate’s mission of staying true with his roots and griot nature
(griot is a West African storyteller/poet) by bringing the traditional
West African music into the mix with modern electronic composers and
musicians, to reach out across the world to teach and inspire."