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Kadialy Kouyate at ‘Listen to the World’


18:30 - 20:30
Sep 6th 2022

Join us for an evening of live music with the brilliant musician, singer songwriter and Kora player, Kadialy Kouyate and special guests. This is an in-person event. Free tickets for refugees and asylum seekers.

For more information contact Jo Winsloe Slater on jowinsloe@stethelburgas.org
Feeling Generous
£20.00
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Standard
£15.00
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Concession

For those with limited means

£7.00
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Refugee/Asylum Seeker

Come as our guests.

Free
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SOUNDS OF SENEGAL – KADIALY KOUYATE SOUND ARCHIVE (trio)

“Kadialy Kouyate’s kora playing soothes the soul with its beautiful melodies and deep messages from the griot tradition of West Africa” Nicky Crew-PennyBlack Music  

Kadialy Kouyate is a musician, a singer songwriter inspired by the West African Griot repertoire. Born into the great line of Kouyate Griot in Southern Senegal, Kadialy’s mesmerising kora playing and singing style have been appreciated in many prestigious venues as both a soloist and in different ensembles, among them; the Royal Festival Hall, the 02 Arena, the National Theatre, the Royal Albert Hall and Clarence House. Kadialy has also played venues and festivals across the world, touring to Europe, Australia and North America.

Since his arrival in the UK, Kadialy has played a significant part in enriching the London musical scene. Kadialy has taught the kora at SOAS, University of London for the last decade and he has also been involved in countless musical projects both as a collaborator and a session musician.  In 2015 he took part in the remaking of the TV series Roots as a musician, cultural consultant and dialect coach. Kadialy has released several albums, and makes regular radio and television appearances.  To hear more click on these links:  Kadialy’s website,  his new album, Aado:Senegalese Kora.  Tonight, Kadialy will be accompanied by special guests, on bass and percussion to be announced.

Alongside featured artists, members of the audience can sign up to perform too.  You can respond to the theme of  displacement, home or belonging  or with whatever is on your heart.  This is a fun, relaxing evening where anyone; professional or first-timer, can perform to an appreciative audience. Or you can simply come and listen.  You sign up for an Open Mic slot when you book (online or in-person).  There are 4-5 slots and each slot is for 3-5mins.

Co-ordinator: For all questions about the Open Mic event or to be added to the mailing list, please contact Jo Winsloe Slater at  jo.winsloe@stethelburgas.org.

‘Listen to the World’ is a place of live music where the traditions and talents of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers find a home among local artists.  Come and join us, as either a listener or performer, everyone is welcome. Take a look at a showreel of previous events: Listen to the World Open Mic – Showreel 2021 – YouTube

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Arts Council: