Direct from Dakar and hailed the ‘Jimi Hendrix of Africa’, Noumoucanda Cissoko explores the explosive possibilities of the kora.
Undertaking his debut UK tour Cissoko is accompanied here by Ramon Goose (guitar) and Khalifa Conte (percussion). Graced with a voice to die for, he moves effortlessly between blues, jazz and rock, laced with traditional and Senegalese pop, Mbalax, and hip-hop.
He’s collaborated with Youssou Ndour, Ernest Ranglin, Alpha Blondy, Baaba Maal, Omar Pene, Red Rat, Princess Erika, Lara Fabian and MC Solaar. In the hands of Noumoucounda Cissoko the Kora takes on a life of its own to represent the new and dynamic pop scene in Dakar. Working on the Dakar hip-hop scene with Awadi Didier, and Positive Black Soul/PBS he has always worked towards addressing social issues in his songs, and the new album Falings is no exception. He is quite simply unmissable!
Catch this very special Summer performance at Kitchen Garden Café on Wed June 26th at 8pm
WEDNESDAY 26TH JUNE 8PM (Doors 7.30pm)
KITCHEN GARDEN CAFÉ
17 York Road Kings Heath Birmingham B14 7SA Tel 0121 443 4725
Tickets £8 (adv)/£10 (door) ~ Online from www.wegottickets.com