Dance Rhythms Africa: Youssoupha Sidibe Live


Grammy-nominated Youssoupha Sidibe live at Om Shala! This special performance will feature a full band with live instruments and dancing is encouraged!



Youssoupha is a Senegalese West African Kora (African Harp) player. Throw out all your ideas of what a harpist is, Youssoupha breaks out of traditional Kora styles many hundreds of years old, still predominant in Kora players, to create a new style blending aspects of Reggae, and western music creating a new style that has never been heard before.



Youssoupha was Grammy nominated for his collaboration with Matisyahu on multiple tracks, including a duet he wrote with Matisyahu on Youth, the 2007 Grammy-nominated "Best Reggae Album" for which Youssoupha received a gold record. Through this and many other collaborations, as well as countless performances over the course of 20 years, Youssoupha has developed thousands of fans all over the world. Youssoupha has performed and recorded with many exceptional musicians, including Matisyahu, Michael Franti, India Arie, Steve Kimock, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Michael Kang of String Cheese Incident, Chris Berry Trio, Charles Neville, and Midnite.



Saturday, Dec. 17