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Cardiff University Concert Hall

Tue 14 Nov

Cardiff University, in collaboration with Jamo Jamo Arts founder and director of the School Of Music’s African Ensemble, Landing Mané, have put together a three-concert series of African music from two contrasting African musical traditions: Senegal and Nigeria. Mané will present his percussion-based folkloric ensemble, Jamo Jamo Arts, in the School of Music’s Concert Hall for a night of good vibes and reflection upon post-colonial African music.

Landing Mané, since arriving in the UK in 1998, has become one of the nation’s leaders of Senegalese dance and music. He is also versed in traditions from Guinea, Mali, Ivory Coast and has studied and received formal training in Afro-jazz and classical. In collaboration with Jamo Jamo Arts, his own performing and educational company, Mané has spread the culture and history of West African music across the UK. He’ll lead some of the UK’s leading West African musicians as they perform a musical timeline, starting from the nationalist beginnings of Senegalese secularized folkloric performance into the spiritual performances of Mané’s own Jola people.

This is the first part of a three-part concert series, with the second part – Dele Sosimi and his Afrobeat Orchestra – coming on Fri 24 Nov at Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach. Pop down and receive a comprehensive primer in West African music from some of the most knowledgeable artists in their genre.

Admission: £10/£8/free NUS and under-18s. Info: 029 2087 4816 (BN)

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