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GRIOT

STRING

QUARTET

DR. AMYR JOYNER

JUSTUS ROSS

EDWARD W. HARDY

BOUBACAR DIALLO

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WE TELL THE STORY

“The performance exuded love and presence and solidarity” - KC Studio

 

“A joyful rendition of the Allegro from Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson’s String Quartet No. 1.” - Cleveland Classical

 

“Each piece felt equally meaningful as the last, both musically and contextually — making for a memorable start to Black History Month.” - Cleveland Classical

The Griot String Quartet is an ensemble of professional Black classical musicians, Dr. Amyr Joiner. Justus Ross, Edward W. Hardy, and Boubacar Diallo, who aim to inspire a new perspective that challenges the assumption of what classical music looks like. Touring throughout the United States, recent highlights include Washington Performing Arts and CAAPA, Harriman-Jewell Series, Tuesday Musical Association, and Sunflower Performing Arts. They have performed at the John F. Kennedy Center, Jay & Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center, Folly Theater, Wellin Hall, EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall, and gave a special performance lecture at the historical Howard University alongside Damien Sneed and Jacqueline Echols. The Griot String Quartet has shared the stage with famous opera singers including EcholsRaehann Bryce-Davis, Amanda Bottoms, Raven McMillon, Janinah Burnett, and Justin Austin. This quartet was founded by Damien Sneed and LeChateau Entertainment.

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