Kaminá (CO,DK)


Maailman musiikin keskus & Etnosoi! Etno-Espalla:
Sakari Kukko - Afro Chamber (FI/SN/BF)

Sunday 9.8.2020 at 18.15 Espa stage, Esplanade Park, Helsinki
Free admission

Piirpauke founder Sakari Kukko brings his new band project Afro Chamber to the Etno-Espa stage in Helsinki’s Esplanade Park. The group’s music is based on West African traditions as well as Finnish traditional and art music. Lead singer Meissa Niang has performed around the world with various groups for decades. Cheick and Doupain Cissokho as well as Abdoulay Ndiaye are members of the legendary Cissokho musical clan, whose ancestors were court musicians during the Kingdom of Mali. While strongly based in the classical West African griot tradition, Afro Chamber’s music is at the same time modern, embracing all of the skills and experiences gathered by each of its musicians.

Sakari Kukko – piano, saxophone, flute, vocals
Meissa Niang – vocals
Cheick Cissokho – kora, vocals, percussion
Issa Dembele – balafon, vocals, percussion
Abdoulay Ndiaye – bass, vocals
Doupain Cissokho – drums, vocals