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Hennessey Bonfire with Youba Cissokho

May 3 at 8:00 pm-10:30 pm


tickets $20 online, $25 at the door

Hennessey Bonfire

Hennessey Bonfire’s music is a soulful tapestry of world rhythms, folk harmony, electronic sensibilities, and innovative songwriting. Fresh off of a tour to SXSW in Austin Texas, Shawn will play songs from “A Wake on the Boulevard,” his fourth studio album released in 2023, plus older tunes and a few covers 🌟 JUST ANNOUNCED: The 100th Generation Kora Master, Youba Cissokho, will grace the stage with an opening set at 8pm! It’s going to be a sonic fusion like no other! 🌍 The last time Shawn and Youba shared the stage it was an unbelievable fusion.  

Don’t miss your chance to get into this groove! 

Grab your tickets now and be part of a musical experience you’ll cherish forever. See you on May 3rd, 2024 at the Fallser Club!


Youba Cissokho

YOUBA CISSOKHO plays the kora, a type of harp made from a calabash gourd, which was commissioned by West African kings to recount songs of folklore and love.

Youba fluently plays this traditional Mandinka and Wolof music as well as a modern style made up of jazz, reggae, and Afro beats. His lilting sound and expansive range comes from a lifelong exposure to a rich musical diversity. His father is Issa Cissokho, the saxophone player for the legendary world music group Orchestra Baobab, which blended Latin and Caribbean music with West African styles.

Youba has performed solo all over Africa, Europe, and the United States in cities such as Paris, New York, and Dakar. He also joined Artist-In-Residence and LINES Ballet dancer Adji Cissoko on Center Stage at the Vail Dance Festival and frequently accompanies the Temple University ballet classes and orchestras. Youba has played at venues such as The Philadelphia Art Museum and World Cafe Live as well as on the main stages at Harmonic Earth Festival, Cisko Centre, and Odunde Festival, the largest African American street festival in the U.S. with over 500,000 attendees.

Youba currently resides in Philadelphia.



May 3
8:00 pm-10:30 pm
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