I loved this. It's interesting the sabar player wasn't there and instead it was a Peruvian drum. It helped me realize the sounds are similar. I guess you can't exactly call it pan-African any more, but as long as you don't want to get to technical, I guess you can.
I saw Toumani Diabate Symmetric Orchestra 2 years ago at Montreal Jazzfest. I've been wanting to see them again, but this was the first time I could make it in NYC. I think I've seen them listed as here once or twice a year.
I enjoyed it. I am very impressed with the musicianship. I was pretty satisfied after the first set, so I left early. I did very much enjoy what I heard. I'm very impressed with the kora playing, but they are all very talented