Sadio Cissokho Band - Senegal comes to Birmingham

Senegalese kora player, Sadio Cissokho, and his band are due to perform in Birmingham, UK on Thursday the 10th of November.

Promotors World Unlimited are promising a magical evening with the Sadio Cissokho Band who deliver their music straight from the Casamance region of Senegal - exporting fierce sabar drum patterns and the national dance style of mbalax as well as diambadong, eekon kon and manding afrobeat.

Griot kora master Sadio Cissokho was born into a musically famous Jali family which have functioned as carriers of history and tradition in the Southern region of the country for over 700 years.

His enchanting Mandinka struggle songs are accompanied by West African bass grooves bound by the forceful Casamance drum kit sound bringing the experience of modern Senegal directly to you.

The band line up is Sadio Cissokho - Kora, vocals, Adama Cissokho - Vocals, Mouctar Ndiongue - Drumkit, Edd Bateman - Bass, Abdouleye Badji - Percussion


The Sadio Cissokho Band appears at the Hare & Hounds, High Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham on Thursday November 10th (doors 7.30 pm). Tickets £5 adv from: - 0871 230 0010

and at Polar Bear, 10 York Road, Kings Heath, B14 7RZ -  0121 441 5202

and Swordfish (City Centre)

Further info 0753172 3043 or