20. April 2018 - 20:00 till 23:59

Tipper + Toumani Diabaté at the ********* | Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall | Friday, 20. April 2018

Beloved Festival & Soul'd Out Music Festival Present...
Dave Tipper: An Ambient Journey + Toumani Diabate & Sidiki Diabaté

Friday, April 20, 2018
8pm show // 7pm doors
Arlene ********* Concert Hall

Two profound and profoundly diverse artists will share the stage for an unforgettable and once-in-a-lifetime experience where the past and future ignite new realms of musical possibility. Groundbreaking electronic composer Tipper and the world's greatest kora player with his son, Toumani and Sidiki Diabaté, live at the regal Arlene ********* Concert Hall! Plus stunning visuals by Johnathan Singer - Live Visual Artist.

(Event Artwork by Eric Nez - "The Dark Garden Temptress")

~ Tipper ~

Humbled by his creative longevity and standing, Tipper's approach to each performance demands he present previously unheard original and unreleased material, underlining his ethos that the audience should be equally moved and entertained. His prowess with live scratching and turntablism makes him one of the rare producers who can not only replicate his sound in a live setting, but also add exciting improvisational energy. The respect he shows for his ever growing fan-base makes Tipper a must hear (and see) for music lovers of any kind. This is your opportunity to experience a true innovator and pioneer of electronic music.

~ Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté ~

Toumani Diabaté and his son Sidiki are descended from a long line of griots, custodians of the ancient oral traditions of West Africa’s Mandé people, spanning the past 700 years. The Diabaté dynasty has elevated the 21-string West African kora harp into the most iconic of African instruments. Toumani is widely recognized as the greatest living kora player, who weaves bass lines with ancient melodies and astonishing improvisations to create a kaleidoscope of musical colors. His son Sidiki is one half of Mali's foremost hip hop duo and an emerging kora star. Together, the father-and-son duo are extraordinary. They combine telepathic communication with dazzling musicianship, playing the kora with unconventional verve, ecstatic excitement, and exquisite intimacy. Their repertoire is based on a combination of obscure, nearly forgotten kora pieces and a revisioning of Mandé classics from Mali.

“We’re not going backwards, trying to play just how my father and grandfather did these songs,” says Toumani. “We have to do it our way. We’re modern griots, we live in the city, we’re connected to the world."

~ Johnathan Singer ~

The entrepreneurial spirit drove Johnathan Singer from an early age. By 24, he’d begun a career in publishing a socially conscious lifestyle magazine in Southern California called “West Side Life.” This exposed him to a wide range of artists, musicians, presenters and live performance personnel.

Moved to become an artist in his own right, Singer began performing real-time multimedia light shows for the musicians he’d met while publishing the magazine. Pushing the boundaries of technology, his performances lead to a new art form incorporating computer-generated images, texture maps, custom 3D animations and special effects to inspire his audiences visual and auditory experience. Now an innovative Video Performance Artist, Singer has grown his own business performing around the world, mixing and integrating live visionary art with video to live music.

Along with creating content for world renowned Lighting Designers and VJs, Johnathan is designing and producing DVDs for music producers, musicians and visionary artists.