With influences from Gambia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Ghana and Australia, the five-piece channel over eight thousand years of African musical traditions, transporting the power and beauty of these ancient sounds, rhythms and melodies to euphoric audiences across Australia.
Underpinning the band’s unique sound is the Kora, a traditional West African stringed instrument, played by the band’s frontman and vocalist, the phenomenally talented Amadou Suso. Amandou is a direct descendent of the world’s first kora player, Koriang Musa Suso. As a music maker, or ‘jali’ by birthright, Amadou embodies the griot traditions of the Mandinka of West Africa. Known widely as the ‘Jimi Hendrix of the kora’, Amadou fulfils his ancestral duties to share the culture of his people through an intoxicating contemporary mastery of the African harp.
Truly a must-see live act, The Senegambian Jazz Band never fail to enchant their audiences with an elaborate and joyful sound that sees fans losing themselves in the music and dancing the night away.