|Saturday 13th May 7:30pm
‘Honey-smoked vocals … Plaintive, acoustic and brimming with an unhurried assurance.’ Jamie Renton, Roots Magazine
Amadou Diagne has centuries of West African music at his fingertips. Cory Seznec is a musical wanderer and uncertified ethnomusicologist.
Their latest release focuses on climate change, environmental activism and spiritual matters—drawing together West African fables, personal stories and the social, economic and political challenges facing both developing countries and western ones. This is music that asks ecological, spiritual, and political questions.
The result is a highly original project borne of a genuine dream to communicate curiosity and bring different worlds together through music. Here the kora dances playfully with and around the banjo and the guitar, the calabash and other percussion add powerful, driving beats, and silky voices entrance the listener.
The influences are many, and rather than remaining in any one tradition, the Touki – the musical voyage itself – is the destination.
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