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This solo show invites you to experience one of today’s most engaging torchbearers of the African griot tradition of musical storytelling. Part of a growing group of post-colonial Cape Verdean artists reclaiming traditional musical styles, Tcheka is building a distinctly 21st-century catalog of songs influenced by batuku and other indigenous genres, Brazilian music, Afropop, jazz, blues, and rock. With expressive vocals and dynamic guitar style, he draws audiences into universal themes of love, loss, beauty, social justice, and what it means to be home.

“One of the world’s greatest 'pop-griots' or storytellers.”
Pop Matters


Venue and Accessibility

165 West 65th Street
  • Large-print programs
    Large-print programs
  • Braille programs
    Braille programs
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating
    Wheelchair-accessible seating
  • Assistive listening devices
    Assistive listening devices

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

For ticketing information and general questions, please call 212.721.6500.

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Nomadic Nights: Music at the Crossroads

Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 8:00 pm Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Add to Calendar America/New_York Tcheka Lincoln Center Festival - One of today’s most engaging torchbearers of Cape Verdean batuku music and the griot tradition of storytelling. Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, 165 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023 Lincoln Center - Lincoln Center Festival false MM/DD/YYYY aho3e0k00zv7rk56sm4e178

Running Time: 1 hour 25 minutes