Cheick Hamala Diabate's Griot Street is music from Mali, West Africa. As a Griot, his tradition is to spread the history of Mali through music and art, passed down for over 800 years. Cheick has been nominated for a Grammy award and his group travels all over the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.
The Tributary Project celebrates the connections formed from through music, adding textures and flows from around the earth. The band evokes sounds, rhythms, and voices from its diverse origins, including the Congo, Kenya, Mali, Egypt, India, and the island of Brooklyn.
The flute is such a prominent instrument in indian music. Meera explores the music of her indian heritage from classical Carnatic to Bollywood music by exploring Indian flute techniques, melodies, and rhythms.
Meera is a frequent guest flautist in bands on the East Coast and has traveled to Mali, Indonesia, and India to perform as an artist and integrate with the community and culture.