From the famous Cissokho Griot family Modou N’Diaye will be gracing the stage at Falmouth University’s Academy of music and theatre arts.
Traditionally trained by his musically renowned family, N’Diaye collaborates with electric ensembles showcasing the modern sound of Senegal.
Since 2002 Modou has toured throughout the UK, playing festivals such as Glastonbury and St. Paul’s carnival (being both performer and teacher at WOMAD’s drum camp). His music has been showcased in the blockbuster movie ‘Blood Diamond’, and even made it into a couple of episodes of Channel 4’s cult series ‘Skins’.
Following Friday’s gig the African theme will be running through to Sunday 27th with a pedal-powered cinema double bill. Showing ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ (2012) a story of two musicians searching for answers as to what happened to 1970’s Rodriguez, their illusive musical hero, and ‘Finding Fela’ (2014), telling the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s life, his political career, and the creation of Afrobeat.