The Life and Times of Olu Dara

Music, Folk, country and blues
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The Life and Times of Olu Dara
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.

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Event phone: 212-491-2200
Event website: http://schomburgcenter.org
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