Amadou Diagne with Griselda Sanderson
Having worked with such luminaries as Youssou N’Dour and Cesaria Evora, percussionist Amadou Diagne has branched out as a songwriter in his own right, delivering soulful, bluesy songs with an honest intensity that reflects on the joys and hardships of life.
His ‘honeysmoked’ vocals have a beautiful rich tone that soar from deep bass to breathy falsetto in one exquisite phrase. He sings in English, French and Wolof, the language of his homeland in Senégal, West Africa.
Amadou’s background as a percussionist has led him to develop a unique guitar style, which shifts from traditional African blues to an awe-inspiring display of percussive artistry. He is accompanied by the ethereal tones of the Swedish nyckelharpa and violin of Griselda Sanderson. With the addition of Daniel Gerrard’s virtuosic guitar playing and Omer Makessa from Martinique on African percussion, their energy and dynamism has delighted audiences around the UK.
The group has been supported by PRS Foundation for Music, with their current tour sponsored by Carn to Cove.
£12 adult, £6 under 16s, £10 unwaged
£11 Friends of Calstock Arts
£30 family – 2 adults, 2 children
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Box Office telephone number 01726 879500
Tickets available from Levines in Calstock.
Doors and bar 7.00pm, start time 8.00pm