Africa in the Lounge: Diabel Cissohko Band (livestream)
Fri 17 December 2021, 8pm - 9pm
Streamed live on African Night Fever YouTube and Facebook
"Griot rock that knows how to roll" Songlines
Coming from a great line of Cissokho griots, Senegalese singer, songwriter and kora player Diabel Cissokho has spent his career exploring the blues roots of his griot traditions.
With an exceptional musical pedigree and a virtuosic talent, he has toured internationally as Baaba Maal’s longtime kora player, and has performed with world class musicians, among them Youssou N’Dour, Pee Wee Ellis and Paul McCartney.
An ambassador for a new generation of Senegalese music, now Cissokho brings his unique Afro Mandingue Blues style to the world.
Africa in the Lounge is the fantastic livestream concert series by African Night Fever, which brings sounds and styles from across the continent live into your home. Now with 20 concerts in the series, Africa in the Lounge has attracted thousands of viewers from the UK and around the world.
Produced by African Night Fever and Yaram Arts in partnership with B:Music; Brewery Arts, Kendal; Brighton Dome; Bristol Beacon; and Usher Hall, Edinburgh. Supported by Arts Council England.
Watch / Listen:
Diabel Cissokho - Tambacounda Express (BBC 6 Music session)
Diabel Cissokho - Rhythm of the Griot (Spotify)