Tani Diakite at Picnic Point will take place Thursday, Sept. 8, 5:30-9 p.m.
Join Project 1808 on Picnic Point for the inaugural PanAfrican Music Session with Malian musician Tani Diakite. This will be the first in a series of monthly events throughout Madison celebrating the music, food, and culture of Africa and the diaspora.
Free admission; $10 suggested donation, but give whatever you can. All profits benefit Project 1808 and their work supporting education and community livelihood in Kabala, Koinadugu, Sierra Leone (West Africa).
About Tani Diakite:
“Tani is a musical force who has inspired an entire community of artists. With his Kamale n’goni, a West African ancestor to the banjo, and his plaintive singing, he never fails to drop the deepest blues around. www.tanidiakite.com”
Tani Diakite and the Afrofunkstars
About Project 1808:
Project 1808 is a Madison, Wisconsin-based non-profit dedicated to improving community livelihood and technical capacity in Sierra Leone through school, community projects, and global partnerships. Currently, they support over 400 students in Kabala, Koinadugu, Sierra Leone where they provide scholarships, after-school tutoring, mentorship, and leadership opportunities while encouraging students to engage in community service.