Kafou Music Project with Malmesbury Schools

senegal / united-kingdom

Local students immerse themselves into the sound of Senegal

One of the evergreen traditions of Thursday night at WOMAD is a joint performance between the gifted students of Malmesbury and a particular artist or band from a musical hotspot somewhere across the globe. This year it’s the turn of Senegal to inform and educate them, specifically in the form of the Kafou Music Project, a loose collective of West African musicians led by Diabel Cissokho. No stranger to WOMAD’s stages, Diabel’s a spellbinding kora player who, while respectful of generations-old traditions, always keeps a keen eye on the future. Who better to lead Malmesbury’s finest into new musical adventures?