Malian supergroup performing in the Mandé griot tradition -- mixing the old with new songs to give a contemporary modern edge. Trio Da Kali unites three outstanding musicians from the Mande culture of southern Mali who come from a long line of distinguished griots (hereditary musicians). The trio sings, plays the balafon (a type of wooden xylophone) and a West African stringed instrument called a bass ngoni. Trio Da Kali brings a contemporary twist to ancient and neglected repertoires. Admission: $20 general, $15 seniors, $10 students, children under 13 and Americorps/VISTA free
As part of the 3rd annual Celtic Calling festival, Téada brings the authentic music of Ireland to Charleston's downtown art scene. Téada, now firmly established as one of Irish music's leading exponents on the international world music stage, continues to be driven by a fascination with the timeless, expressive force of traditional tunes inherited from previous generations of musicians. Since 2001, Téada, has evolved to frequent headline performances at major music festivals throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Israel and Australia. Admission: $20 general, $15 seniors, $10 students, children under 13 and Americorps/VISTA free
Rubber Soul, (Tribute to John, Paul, George and Ringo) local Beatles tribute band, in conjunction with Fund For the Arts, is sponsoring a community event on Groundhog Day, February 2, 2018. We are calling this a community event because it will involve a who’s who of local and world musicians performing the music of the Beatles for a great cause. This event “With A Little Help From Our Friends: The Marathon Concert” will involve the continuous, live performance of all (206 to be exact) of the Beatle’s songs. The plan is to start about 12:00 noon on Friday February 2 and complete around midnight. Hosted by Larry Groce, the core band Rubber Soul, will play continuous songs stopping only to welcome featured musicians to the stage to sit-in.
A new play by Dan Kehde, hosted by Contemporary Youth Arts Company. Admission $15 adults, $8 students. Show times vary. Visit cyaccharleston.com for more info. CYAC is open to all young people age 13 and above, but with special emphasis on giving roles to younger people when possible.