CSB Bitesize Spring Series With Amadou Diagne
Saturday 17th April 7pm
Amadou Diagne is a Senegalese musician descended from a Griot line of percussionists and singers in Dakar. His talent as a percussionist led him to becoming a member of l’Orchestre National du Senegal, also performing with some of West Africa's top artists. Since moving to the UK Amadou has forged his own musical identity as a singer, songwriter, and multi instrumentalist drawing on the traditional music and rhythms of West Africa. He writes and performs in Wolof, French and English, and as a guitarist has developed a unique and intricate style which draws on his skills as a percussionist. Amadou has a love of improvisation and an eclectic musical inspiration when playing, exploring the instrument delighting in the rhythmic possibilities within the melodies he composes.
Amadou’s music has attracted global airplay on radio and television and he has recorded and released albums of his music, the second of which reached no.16 in the European World Music charts. His following release got a four star review in Songlines Magazine, and top pick playlist review in Folk Roots, plus inclusion of a track in fRoots’s compilation.
“Honey-smoked vocals …Plaintive, acoustic and brimming with an unhurried assurance.” Jamie Renton, fROOTS Magazine