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Aiyb Dieng and Friends

Friday, February 15th

7pm: Cocktails | 8pm: Performance

GA | $40 in Advance • $45 Day of
Table of 4: $220 • Table of 8: $440

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World Music from Aiyb Dieng

Joining Aiyb are Amina Claudine Myers, American jazz pianist, organist, vocalist, composer, and arranger; Pheeroan akLaff, American jazz drummer; Charles Burnham, American violinist and composer; and Rachella Parks-Washington, American Saxophonist, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist.

He was born and raised in Senegal, West Africa. By the age of 14 he was playing professionally in a band that consisted of nine relatives.

Dieng received his first album credit on Brian Eno and Jon Hassell’s 1980 Fourth World, Vol. 1: Possible Musics, playing percussion on conga drums and a clay drum called ghatam. Soon after, he worked with jazz pianist Masabumi Kikuchi on Susto. Dieng also played on Mick Jagger’s solo project, She’s the Boss. Other noteworthy credits include work with Yoko Ono (singer/composer/artist), Bill Laswell (producer/bassist/guitarist), William S. Burroughs (beatnik author), Haruomi Hosono, Bob Marley (reggae singer), and Ginger Baker. In 1981 he performed at the Woodstock Jazz Festival, held in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Creative Music Studio.

In his early years in the U.S., Dieng taught African drumming at the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, New York. He went on to perform with Karl Berger at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Dieng performed with Herbie Hancock on 1984’s album Sound-System. His debut solo album, Rhythmagick, was released in 1995, produced by himself and Bill Laswell.

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