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Jali Fily Cissokho's COUTE DIOMBOULOU BAND

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Function band
Witney

The Coute Diomboulou Band led by Cissokho, (who formed the group in Senegal in his early teens) is composed of musicians, mostly griots, from the old Mande Empire of West Africa. They play a mix of traditional instruments including the kora, tamma and djembe with modern counterparts: electric guitar, bass, and drum kit. Band members have also collaborated with many internationally famous artists including Senegal’s super star Youssou N’Dour. Deep in the heart of this band is the trance-inducing sacred rhythms that invoke other worlds, that call down the spirits, but at the same time bring together the heart of ancient Africa and the bustling energy of modernity. The music is an extraordinary mix of Senegalese mbalax, afrobeat, complex, grounded in African traditions – and indescribably funky. One constant throughout is Cissokho’s extraordinary kora playing, demonstrating how he picks three parts at once: bass line, melody and improvisations above them, mixing fearsome technique with a deep humanism and ability to improvise scintillating runs out of thin air.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Afrobeat, World music, African music
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Types:
Function band, String duo, Reggae band, Ska band, Afrobeat band, African ensemble, Folk fusion band, Acoustic band, Festival band, Indie band, Original artist, Party band, Wedding band, Acoustic trio, Acoustic duo, Cuban band, Salsa band
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

KORA

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

HENLEY/GLASTONBURY/CORNBURY/WOOD FESTIVAL/DEVONSHIRE SQUARE

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

HENLEY FESTIVAL

Reviews

From customers:

Songlines, 2009 years ago

Cissokho’s COUTE DIOMBOULOUBAND brings a vibrant mix of: tradition and innovation electric and acoustic ambient interludes and rocking dance numbers