"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.
Check out the Prudence video, directed by Michael Crook, here
Grammy nominee Cheick Hamala Diabate is playing gigs in support of his CD Anka Ben Mali Denou, making appearances at clubs, festivals and performing arts centers this summer. Highlights included the Kennedy Center, Floydfest and the Lincoln Cente. Find out when he will be in your area by clicking on the link below.
Check out his a performance on NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts our video page, here.
As part of the recent African Leader Summit, Cheick and his band performed for the President of Mali and his wife, as well as the Minister of Culture and the US Ambassador to Mali.