Salif Keita Reggae Concert
August 31 @ 8:30 pm
The Ludlow Garage
$35 – $60
Salif Keita will be live at the Ludlow Garage on August 31st.
Salif Keita is an African singer-songwriter from Mali. He is notable not only because of his reputation as the “Golden Voice of Africa” but also because he has albinism. He is a member of the Keita royal family of Mali.
Salif Keita was born a traditional prince in the village of Djoliba. He was cast out by his family and ostracized by the community because of his albinism, a sign of bad luck in Mandinka culture. He decided to pursue music in his teenage years, further distancing him from his family as that was against occupational prohibitions of his noble status.
In 1973, Keita joined the group Les Ambassadeurs (du Motel de Bamako). Keita and Les Ambassadeurs fled political unrest in Mali during the mid-1970s and subsequently changed the group’s name to Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux. The reputation of this band grew internationally in the late-1970s, leading to Keita pursuing a solo career in the following years.
His arrangements feature roiling rhythms, slightly nasal female backup choirs, and traditional percussion typical of Malian music. Musical instruments that are commonly featured in Keita’s work include balafons, djembes, guitars, koras, organs, saxophones, and synthesizers.
Tickets to Salif Keita:
Tickets to Salif Keita range from $35 – $60.
Parking at Ludlow Garage where Salif Keita is performing:
Use the Cincy EZ Park App to pay for parking as appropriate.
Kitchen Hours at Ludlow Garage where Salif Keita is performing:
The kitchen will be open from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. on the date of this performance. A CincySaver discount is also available.
Black-owned Restaurants near Ludlow Garage where Salif Keita is performing:
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