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.
The Life and Times of Olu Dara
|Venue name:||Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture||Contact:|
515 Malcolm X Blvd (Lenox Ave)
|Cross street:||at 135th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 10am–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 2, 3 to 135th St|