Sunday 18 March 2018
Time: 9pm - MIDNIGHT
ID: Not Required
Rootmaster presents MODOU N’DIAYE, aka Modou Ndiaye, a virtuoso kora player and percussionist with a superb repertoire of rhythms fusing together traditional and modern beats. He plays a variety of West African instruments ranging from djembe, sabar, calabash and talking drum to his leading instrument –the 22 stringed kora (West African Harp). Modou is a member of the famous Cissokho family of Griot musicians and oral historians from the Cassamance region of Southern Senegal.
Since arriving in the UK in 2002, he has performed across Europe as well as mesmerising audiences at many UK festivals including Glastonbury Festival, Womad Charlton Park, Brighton Festival, Bristol’s very own St Paul’s Carnival, Bristol Harbourside Festival, Ashton Court and St George’s as well as Festivals internationally in countries such as Montserrat, Antigua and Barbados.
Modou’s dream is spread through his music: the universal language of peace, togetherness, love and understanding across the globe.