Balankora, a melodic duo of the kora and balan, griot instruments from West Africa

Pine Cone in partnership with North Carolina Museum of History present Music of the Carolinas Concert Series featuring Balankora: A Harvest of Memories.

Musicians from The Magic of African Rhythms share the beauty and spirit of Kwanzaa through music and stories. The sounds of the balan and kora – griot instruments from West Africa –  reconnect audiences to distant traditions.

Kwanzaa is a seven-day festival that celebrates and teaches about the Seven Principles (Swahili: Nguzo Saba) of African culture which contribute to building and reinforcing family, community, and culture among African American people as well as Africans throughout the world African community. These values are: unity; self determination; collective work and responsibility; cooperative economics; purpose; creativity; and faith. 

Free and open to the public; free tickets required. Tickets distributed first-come, first-served beginning at 2 p.m.

Sunday December 10, 2017 3pm                                                                    Daniels Auditorium                                                                                                  5 E. Edenton St. Raleigh, NC 27601

Street parking is free on weekends in downtown Raleigh, and the lot across Wilmington Street from the Museum is also free on the weekend. Learn more about parking options in downtown Raleigh

A ramp from Edenton St provides access to the Museum’s main entrance. A ramp is also available from Jones St. Wheelchairs for interior use are available free of charge at the Museum information desk. The Museum entrance closest to the auditorium is a staircase that leads up to glass doors on Edenton St.

Large print program notes and assistive listening devices will be available. Please call PineCone’s office at 919-664-8333 if you have any questions, or contact the Museum directly: 919-807-7900.

Canned goods will be collected at the event for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina at this concert!