Tony Dudu & The Gumbe Jazz plus Jally Kebba Susso, Rich Mix,
London, Sunday 29th March
Born in Guinea-Bissau, Tony Dudu has been an important
musical figure in the emerging palop sound over the last 2 decades.
Jally Kebba Susso comes from The Gambia and plays the kora, experimenting
with blends of traditional griot music, mixing hip hop, jazz,
blues and funk.
from Africa - Ethiopia Calling, Rich Mix, London, Saturday 4th
From Morocco, Simo Lagnawi is the UK's leading Guembri
player and Gnawa Master together with his band The
Gawa Blues All Stars. The almighty Krar Collective serve up a
colourful feast of mind-blowing Ethiopian grooves led by Temesgen
Traoré, Rich Mix, London, Thursday 21st May; Norfolk and
Norwich Festival, Friday 22nd May
Popularly and affectionately known as Kar Kar, Boubacar
Traoré is Mali's legendary blues guitarist.
Songhoy Blues, Village Underground, London, Thursday 28th
Songhoy Blues are a 4-piece band who formed having fled
a hard-line Islamist coup in the north of the country and cut
their teeth in Bamako’s club scene.