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Modou N’Diaye Cissokho + Iguanas + DJ Fenomeno Show
July 9, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - July 10, 2016 @ 2:00 am£7 – £8
Master drummer and kora player Modou N’Diaye Cissokho is a member of the internationally reknown Cissokho family of griot musicians from the Casamance region of Southern Senegal. As a virtuoso drummer and percussionist with a superb repetoire of rhythms, he plays a variety of instruments ranging from djembe, sabar and talking drum to his leading instrument, the 22 string kora (West African harp).
Before the time of pen and paper in West Africa, it was the role of the Cissokho Griot family to preserve the region’s history by passing on stories of creation and culture through song. Entrusted by the Royal Mandingue Empire as advisers since the 14th century, Modou’s family are still notorious for producing the most highly -skilled musicians in Senegal’s southern region.
These traditional influences continue to inspire his music today whilst allowing him to collaborate with modern ensemble’s of electric bass and drumkit producing the updated Senegalese sound.
IGUANAS mash the mundane and the mystic to form a semi-escapist landscape, half grown from the paranoid hyper-reality of domestic society and a constant barrage of holiday snaps. We can’t afford holidays so we’ll pretend we’re on one.
Their own sound is wholly theirs, touching the edges of many genres such as Afro, Calypso, Gypsy and Folk, but never straying so far as to be one nor the other.
Fenomeno Show offers an Old school vinyl selection serving a 360° view of reggae music from Ska, Rocksteady, Roots,Rub-a-Dub, Dub to new roots and Dancehall. His music library also includes Afrobeat, World Music, special remixes and bass-culture in general.
We are open from 10:30am, serving food from 12-10pm.