Ramadan Nights

Nuru Kane

Nuru Kane

Friday 2nd June. 10 p.m.  Foundation Fes Saiss, Batha. Fez

Originally from Medina, the historical heart of Dakar. He is the first and only Senegalese musician to make cross overs between the rhythms of his country and the ritual music of the gnawa. Kane brings North Africa and West Africa into closer contact with each other. Nuru Kane has learned to master the guembri, a vibrating three-string bass and central instrument of gnawi music. He formed the band Bayefall Gnawa with Thierry Fournel (oud, sanza thumb piano) and Djéli Makan Sissoko (lute n’goni, percussion tama). The album “Exile”, audacious and bewitching, evokes his experiences throughout Europe and North Africa, far from his native homeland. It is a rich and varied album that makes us pass from the Mandingo blues to the flamenco through the

The album “Exile”, audacious and bewitching, evokes his experiences throughout Europe and North Africa, far from his native homeland. It is a rich and varied album that makes us pass from the Mandingo blues to  flamenco through the mebalax, the funk or the Gnawa music which has deeply marked his music and pays a vibrant tribute. On stage, Nuru Kane is overflowing with energy. Without difficulty or difficulty, his music is full of musical surprises, the first of which is its essentially acoustic instrumentation, but which sounds like a veritable electric orchestra.

For original article see French Insititute Fez

 

 

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