The legendary Senegalese musician Amadou Diagne takes to the Schtumm… stage for our Pre-WOMAD Festival Gig. He brings with him a wealth of talent and in true WOMAD tradition, will be mixing cultures and genres.

He has prepared a lovely programme of music for you and it’s a perfect way to see in the summer holiday season. Come and enjoy the gardens and the performance pavillion at the Queens Head, have a glass of wine, a GnT or your favourite pint whilst watching a fabulous artist with a brilliant band.

Amadou Diagne is a musician who has the traditions of West Africa at his fingertips. Singer, songwriter, percussionist, Kora and guitar player, Amadou is a multi instrumentalist who comes from a long family line of traditional Griot Musicians and praise singers from the area around Dakar, Senegal.

Amadou is a former member of L’Orchestra National du Senegal with whom he regularly performed as a percussionist in concert and on television for some of the top west African music stars.

Since Moving to the UK Amadou has been writing and performing his own material developing a unique style that draws heavily on his West African heritage and skills as a percussionist
whilst being inspired by his encounters with music and performers from a wide variety of backgrounds. African blues guitar, dynamic world class percussion, to gentle lilting Kora,
Amadou makes music that takes you on an exciting journey from the UK across the sahara to Senegal, forging a growing reputation as an exciting live artist, both solo and with his band Group
Yakar.

“Honey-smoked vocals …Plaintive, acoustic and brimming with an unhurried assurance.” Jamie Renton, fROOTS Magazine

www.amadoudiagne.com