Prince Diabaté

Prince Diabaté

PRT Concert Series

Prince Diabaté hails from a prominent, Malinké family from Guinea, West Africa. He learned his art from his father, Djéli Sori Diabaté. Breaking with tradition, his father also taught Prince's mother, Hadja Djéli Sira Cissoko, to play kora. The young boy became an exceptionally early starter by accompanying his parents to their concerts throughout West Africa. Despite his father's disapproval, he decided to make music his life. When he was eight years old, former Guinean President, Sekou Touré, came to his home town, Kindia, for a celebration in Independence Square. Braving the outraged soldiers and his own fear, the young musician grasped his kora, threw himself at the President's feet and played a special song for him. Greatly touched by his skill and audacity, Sekou Touré became his benefactor, enrolling him into the National Children's Theatre in Conakry. At 16 years of age, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, he stumbled upon a videocassette of Jimi Hendrix and, inspired by what he heard, entered an international kora competition. Taking first prize that day he became known as 'Prince Diabaté, Prince of the Kora.'

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS & MASKS

For the health, safety and well-being of our patrons, staff and artists, PRTs current COVID-19 policy requires guests to be vaccinated and to wear masks. Proof of vaccination will be required to enter the theatre.

Performed by

Prince Diabaté with special guest Michael Jost
Ticket Price

$20

DATE & TIME

Sunday Sept. 18th, 2022
7:00pm

LOCATION
705 Venice Blvd - PRT Music Space

PRT Concert Series

Prince Diabaté hails from a prominent, Malinké family from Guinea, West Africa. He learned his art from his father, Djéli Sori Diabaté. Breaking with tradition, his father also taught Prince's mother, Hadja Djéli Sira Cissoko, to play kora. The young boy became an exceptionally early starter by accompanying his parents to their concerts throughout West Africa. Despite his father's disapproval, he decided to make music his life. When he was eight years old, former Guinean President, Sekou Touré, came to his home town, Kindia, for a celebration in Independence Square. Braving the outraged soldiers and his own fear, the young musician grasped his kora, threw himself at the President's feet and played a special song for him. Greatly touched by his skill and audacity, Sekou Touré became his benefactor, enrolling him into the National Children's Theatre in Conakry. At 16 years of age, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, he stumbled upon a videocassette of Jimi Hendrix and, inspired by what he heard, entered an international kora competition. Taking first prize that day he became known as 'Prince Diabaté, Prince of the Kora.'

Performed by

Prince Diabaté with special guest Michael Jost
Ticket Price

$20

DATE & TIME

Sunday Sept. 18th, 2022
7:00pm

LOCATION
705 Venice Blvd - PRT Music Space

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS & MASKS

For the health, safety and well-being of our patrons, staff and artists, PRTs current COVID-19 policy requires guests to be vaccinated and to wear masks. Proof of vaccination will be required to enter the theatre.