Modou Ndiaye and band

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Modou Ndiaye and band supporting Artsreach Dorset

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Venue: Shillingstone Portman Hall
Address: Shillingstone Portman Hall, Blandford Road, Shillingstone, Blandford, Dorset DT11 0SF

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When: Saturday 11th May, 2019 - 7:30pm


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! Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity. |

Charity Number: 1058198

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