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Diabel Cissokho - Kanabory Siyama (World Village)

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:09 pm
by mike gavin
Diabel Cissokho - Kanabory Siyama release date 16 April 2012

Diabel Cissokho’s new album, recorded with his family band in London and Dakar, is a fresh take on traditional Senegalese village music – elementally funky, a great life affirming sound. The CD, Kanbory Siyama, will be released by World Village in April to coincide with Diabel’s UK tour. Promos will be mailed out just as soon as we have ‘em. There’ll be an album launch in April/May. Details of the tour and forthcoming events: (if you befriend him there’s a free download for you!!!)
“Nearly 30 years after first hearing the sounds of a kora, I found myself in Dakar for the first time last year, invited to the compound of the famous Griot family, the Cissokhos. In a sandy side street lit by bright sunlight was a band overflowing from the compound-drums of every shape and size, a whole kora section, balafons, ngonis and guitars plugged into a makeshift P.A., a beautifully dressed female backing chorus, and formidable lead singers with voices of poise and power. Another wave of humanity surging into the street was a dance troupe of teenage girls, whose gymnastic energy was propelled by explosions from the drummers.
The music on this album represents what was so moving about that visit. The Cissokho family have the benefit of a deep culture that goes back to the Middle ages where music occupies a central, life affirming position in society, along with a 21st century youthful dynamism that defies the world to ignore them. Groove, melody and soul, and those voices hitting you like an Atlantic wave, it's irresistible.”
Justin Adams


UK 2012 tour

30th and 31st March 2012: St Ethelburga’s, London. Details TBC
6th April 2012: Ropetackle, Shoreham
13 April 2012: Lantern Theatre, Sheffield
18 April 2012: Carnegie Hall, Glenrothes
21st April 2012: ‘ALOMO!’ night at hackney attic, details tbc
26 April 2012: The Canteen, Bristol
27 April 2012: Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis
2 May 2012: The Chichester Inn with Roots Around the World
24 May 2012: Galeri Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales
15th June 2012: Green Note, 106 Parkway, London
24 June 2012: Africa Oye festival, Liverpool