Saturday, Folk House
Amadou Diagne comes from a Griot family line of percussionists and praise singers in Senegal. A former member of l’Orchestre National du Senegal, Amadou is now resident in England. He is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who draws heavily on the traditional music and rhythms of West Africa. Amadou and his band Group Yakar have been developing a style that is uniquely their own. It is music that is hard to define, from Afrobeat to Blues, Jazz Funk to Mbalax, traditional West African Praise singing to Rock, a working fusion of collective music experiences and styles.