• Modou-NDiaye-Cissokho - This is Senegal

    Fri. 23 October 2015 | 8 PM

    Dreams Music presents This is Senegal featuring Modou Ndiaye Cissokho & The Golden Kora Band + Abdoulaye Samb + Sefo Kanuteh

    Master drummer and kora player Modou N’Diaye Cissokho is a member of the internationally reknown Cissokho family of griot musicians from the Casamance region of Southern Senegal. As a virtuoso drummer and percussionist with a superb repetoire of rhythms, he plays a variety of instruments ranging from djembe, sabar and talking drum to his leading instrument, the 22 string kora (West African harp).

    Before the time of pen and paper in West Africa, it was the role of the Cissokho Griot family to preserve the region’s history by passing on stories of creation and culture through song. Entrusted by the Royal Mandingue Empire as advisers since the 14th century, Modou’s family are still notorious for producing the most highly -skilled musicians in Senegal’s southern region.

    These traditional influences continue to inspire his music today whilst allowing him to collaborate with modern ensemble’s of electric bass and drumkit producing the updated Senegalese sound.

    Location:
    Norwich: Norwich Arts Centre, 51 St. Benedicts St, NR2 4PG
    Admission:
    Tickets £8 - £10 + fee. Available from Norwich Arts Centre or UEA box office
    Telephone:
    01603 660 352
    Accessibility:
    Level access to most areas. Disabled-access toilet. Hearing loop.

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