The Life and Times of Olu Dara

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture , Harlem Saturday February 2 2013 19:30
Photograph: Courtesy Kim Smith PR
Olu Dara

Olu Dara’s a cornetist by trade, a bluesman by default and a griot because storytelling is his calling. (He’s also the dad to a rapper named Nas.) The singer-bandleader’s engaging shows make Harlem and Burkina Faso seem like rest stops along the Mississippi. Tonight Dara's at the center of a promising tribute show uptown, featuring luminaries such as Cassandra Wilson and Amiri Baraka.

Venue name: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Address: 515 Malcolm X Blvd (Lenox Ave)
New York
Cross street: at 135th St
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 10am–6pm
Transport: Subway: 2, 3 to 135th St
Price: $30