Touki, Right of Passage

Touki (“journey” in the Wolof language) is a tour de force in multi-instrumental musical exultation, during which musicians joyously switch between kora (West African) harp), banjos, guitars, percussion, and other instruments, deploying powerful beats, driving grooves, and silky voices that leap for East to West Africa and across to America.  The influences are many,and rather than remaining in any one tradition, the Touki – the musical voyage itself – is the destination.

Amadou Diagne has centuries of West African music at his fingertips.  Cary Seznec is a musical wanderer and certified ethnomusicologist. Their latest release  draws together West African fables, personal stories and the social,economic and political challenges facing both developing countries and western ones.

Tickets £12 available from: Plumley Village Stores,  email: tickets@plumleyvillagehall.co.uk or online from Ticketsource