SALIF KEITA - 2022 U.S. SUMMER TOUR

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Sep 11 Sun
SALIF KEITA - 2022 U.S. SUMMER TOUR7:00 PM
Blue Note Napa at Charles Krug Winery

Publice On Sale Friday, March 18th 2022 @ 12 Noon PM PST

Blue Note Napa presents world class entertainment outside at the Charles Krug Winery located in St. Helena, CA. This is a beautiful outdoor location on the grounds of Napa Valley’s Oldest Wine Estate.
Hosted and Seated General Admission Only

VIRTUAL TICKETS ARE EMAILED 5 DAYS PRIOR TO EVENT

BNNV LLC and its affiliates will follow all government COVID-19 health & safety guidelines in place at the time of the event. Our entry requirements are subject to change based on updated data including; infection rates, transmission data, variant changes, and any guideline updates from Federal, State or Local government agencies.
For CA State Guidelines, visit https://covid19.ca.gov
  •  There are currently no vaccination or negative-test policy requirements to attend our OUTDOOR concerts at Charles Krug Winery. We encourage you to get vaccinated if you have not already by visiting vaccines.gov.
  •  Masks are not required, but wearing a non-vented respirator, such as a N95, KN95, or KF94 is recommended whenever possible.
  • All tickets are pre-purchased and sent virtually within 5 days of the event, then scanned at check in for entry.
  • Event is Outside Rain or Shine 
  • General Admission Tickets: Tickets are sold in different priced areas and are sold by the each with bistro style tables and chairs.
  • Three general admission seating sections: Sapphire Section is closest to the stage, followed by the Royal Blue Section, then the Blue Section.
  • Hosted Seating is based on first come, within the area purchased
  • Groups of 6 or more that want to sit together may request with host. However, should be purchased on one order, if possible
  • All members of your party must be present and together
  • Every patron must have a ticket. Prices are per ticket
  • Food, wine and beer are available for purchase with all major credit cards/cash
  • No Corkage or outside food/drink
  • No Professional Cameras
  • No Smoking
  • SERVICE ANIMALS ONLY. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS IN YOUR CAR. A service dog is an animal that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.
  • The slightly elevated stage is approx 15 ft from the audience
  • Outdoor toilets and free field parking on site
  • Ages 8+ No Babies
  • There is no dance floor. Please be respectful when dancing near your seat.
  • Outdoor Venue Address 2800 Main Street, St. Helena, CA
  • Tickets purchased from unofficial 3rd party outlets cannot be verified by our scanners. Please purchase directly through TicketWeb only.
  • Visit Blue Note Napa website for more information

Salif Keita

Rail  Band  of  the  Train  Station  Hotel,  Ambassadeurs  of  the  Motel  of  Bamako,  Ambassadeurs Internationaux, and lately, Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux: so many bands that enabled Salif Keita to ascend the steep steps to world fame. Not only do their names suggest a quest, a thirst for mobility and travel, they translate also his burning desire, as a person with albinism, the white man with the deep soul of Black Africa, to escape from a society that was denying him his full rights as a human being. Paradoxically, the names of these  bands  also  express  Salif  Keita’s  uncompromising  pride  of  belonging  to  Mali  and  Manden,  the  legendary  land  of  his  birth,  whose  captivating  Humanism  he  has  been championing around the world for several decades now.
But how can one speak about Salif Keita the poet without borrowing his own words? From a Parisian recording studio in 1986, he loudly proclaimed: “Sina, O Sina, i den to tò le jamanakè do”/ Sina, O, Sina, your son is lost far away from home.” Five years later, not only this son of Sina the Master hunter and sweet Nassira Keita had not lost his way, he only had reassuring  words  for  his  Spiritual  Teacher:  “O,  Karamoko,  taama  diyara”/  “O,  Master,  my  wanderings have borne fruits.”  
Having left at a very young age his native Djoliba in the late sixties, first village chosen to be rebuilt by the American US AID right after Mali’s independence, the traveling bird of Mandé  has  gone  around  the  world,  safely  perching,  as  he  said,  on  one  tall  tree,  that  of  Knowledge, Lony, where the rocks thrown by mean people could not reach him.
And 40 years after his delightful and ageless Mandjou (1978), let’s recall some of the many jewels this master-­‐wordsmith, the Malian King Midas, has chiseled for us: Soro (1987), Amen (1991), Folon (1995), Papa (1998), Moffou (2002), La Différence (2009) et Talé (2012). And  so  many  memorable  collaborations:  Joe  Zawinul,  Steve  Hillage,  Jean-­‐Philippe  Rykiel,  Carlos Santana, Cesaria Evora, Wayne Shorter, Ibrahim Maalouf, Vernon Reid/Living Colour, Philippe  Cohen  Solal,  and  of  course,  Esperanza  Spalding.  Let’s  not  forget  his  many  hits  remixed and popularized even further by world-­‐renowned DJs such as Funk Mob, Frédéric Galliano, Martin Solveig and Luciano
And along the way, Salif has bagged countless awards, national distinctions and prizes over  his  decades  of  touring  the  world,  establishing  his  reputation  as  the  Golden  Voice  of  Africa, the Patriarch and the undisputed Ambassador of African music.  
Here we are. Forty years later and another milestone, Un Autre Blanc, the new album that Salif Keita has announced as his last. Ready to celebrate 50 years of a stellar career in music and soon to be seventy, and perhaps as a way of winding down, Salif Keita wishes to spread out his mat under the mango trees of the banks of the Niger river, to indulge in his favorite game of draughts. A well-­‐deserved rest, to be sure, for the
Prodigy(N’an kama) of Djoliba but should we really believe that this beautiful album will be the last word of a most prolific poet, whose luminous voice has carried hope, even as far as the cells of Robben Island?
This album of 10 brand-­‐new tracks continues Salif’s advocacy for the human rights of people with Albinism, a fight his Foundation for Albinism pledges to intensify, especially since the UN has declared June 13 the International Albinism Awareness Day. Salif is protesting the continued abduction and killing of albinos in a number of African countries for purposes of witchcraft and financial profit. He decries the fact that local witch doctors often purposefully spread  and  perpetuate  misconceptions  and  superstitions  for  personal  gain,  and  in  some  cases, family members of these innocent victims being complicit in these crimes.
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