Kaira Ba + Benyoro

Photograph: Courtesy of Joe's Pub
Kaira Ba
Joe's Pub at the Public Theater , Downtown Friday January 25 2013 23:30

Senegalese kora virtuoso Diali Cissokho comes from a long line of griot musicians and fronts the bright, twinkly combo Kaira Ba. Mellifluous sounds are assured. Opening the show is Benyoro, which, in the West African language Bambara, translates as "meeting place." That seems pretty apt given that this band's members hail from Mali, Martinique and Wisconsin, and mix traditional motifs with funksome flavors and grooves galore.

Venue name: Joe's Pub at the Public Theater
Address: 425 Lafayette St
New York
Cross street: between Astor Pl and E 4th St
Transport: Subway: N, R to 8th St–NYU; 6 to Astor Pl
Price: $12 plus $12 minimum at tables
Event phone: 212-539-8778