west african blues project

 

‘A meeting of minds; a meeting of cultures and two styles of music that seem to blend so well together it just seems natural. No two concerts are the same as each musician takes opportunity for self expression, interacting with each other as collectively they feed off the vibe of the audience. The result; a fabulous high energy blend of intoxicating rhythm’

Once upon a time…..

Having already built himself a reputation as a great blues guitarist (working with the likes of Eric Bibb & Boo Boo Davies, Eric Burdon, Pee Wee Ellis and being founder of the Nublues project), Ramon Goose was introduced to the world of African music and was inspired by what he found.

Keen to learn more and influenced by the work of good friend Justin Adams, he set about exploring the idea of combing the beauty of West African music with the soul of Blues.

This led him to teaming up with Senegalese Kora playerDiabel Cissokho, a member of the renowned griot family of musicians with a rich musical heritage and known for his 3 years with Baba Maal. The result was the release of Mansana Blues; an album packed full of superb soul searching melodies and well received by the media.

However, enhanced with extra players, it was the live performances that made the whole thing come alive taking the music right to the heart of the audience leaving them spellbound as the musicians majestically take them on a journey. The West African Blues Project was born.

Modou Toure

With Diabel seeking out his own career, the search was on for a new singer and there he was, Modou Toure - a young man with a beautiful stage presence, a powerful voice bearing a striking resemblance to his fathers, Ousmane Toure lead vocalist with Toure Kunda

Working alongside Tony Morrison (Eastern Roots), the journey is set to continue to bring together some of the greatest African musicians around and introduce them to the blues…..you are all invited along for the ride.

 

 

For more enquires and bookings contact:

Eastern Roots
info@easternroots.co.uk
01708 374 164
07966 390802

 

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