Modou Ndiaye and band
Modou Ndiaye, brother of Seckou Keita, is a virtuoso kora player, songwriter, drummer and percussionist, and a member of the famous Cissokho family of Griot musicians from the Cassamance region of Southern Senegal.
Sat 11 May, 7:30pm. Shillingstone Portman Hall. 07870 972089. £10, £7 u18s, £28 family
Modou Ndiaye, aka Mamadou Ndiaye Cissokho, brother of Seckou Keita, is a virtuoso kora player, songwriter, drummer and percussionist, and a member of the famous Cissokho family of Griot musicians from the Cassamance region of Southern Senegal.
With a superb repertoire of rhythms, Modou fuses together modern and traditional beats, playing a variety of West African instruments ranging from djembe, sabar, calabash and talking drum to his leading instrument, the mesmerizing 22 stringed Kora (West African harp).
Modou's latest album 'Londo', unites world class musicians and blends together an irresistible mix of beautiful harmonies with the gentle yet lively tones of the kora, the vibrant grooves of bass guitar, calabash, djembe and a variety of African percussion instruments. Modou's music draws on inspiration from his homeland, his life experiences and the worlds current issues.
Uniting traditional and modern sounds, this energetic band will leave you invigorated and inspired!
www.artsreach.co.uk | www.modoundiaye.com
Event type: Music and literature
Venue: Shillingstone Portman Hall, Blandford Road, Shillingstone, Blandford. DT11 0SF
Nearest town: Sturminster Newton, Dorset, UK
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