Thurs 9 Dec, 7:30pm. Langton Matravers Hall. 01929 423834
Fri 10 Dec, 7:30pm. Winterborne Stickland Hall. 01258 880920
Sat 11 Dec, 7:30pm. Portesham Hall. 01305 871035
Who would have guessed that a chance encounter between Senegalese kora player Amadou Diagne and French-American guitarist Cory Seznec in the streets of Bath in 2007 would lead to a new musical adventure in 2021?
Following rehearsals in Paris and a recording session at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Somerset, their latest album ‘Touki – Rights of Passage’ was created.
Drawing heavily on the traditional music and rhythms of West Africa, the kora dances playfully around banjo and the guitar, the calabash and other percussion add powerful, driving beats, and silky voices entrance. The influences are many, and rather than remaining in any one tradition, the touki – the musical voyage itself – is the destination.