Amadou Diagne released his debut album last spring after winning a World Music Network competition. Within a year he had made the follow-up with producer Griselda Sandersn. Yakar has 'striking arrangements and elegant, sophisticated production' according to Songlines Magazine. Diagne's "Honey-smoked vocals" are ...plaintive, acoustic and brimming with an unhurried assurance." Jamie Renton, fROOTS Magazine no.361, July 2013
Yakar is the "Stand out new West African release of the year made by UK resident Amadou Diagne. Exceptional music making that matches such as Baaba Maal and Salif Keita at their best, framed with innovative & unique fiddle scribble and arrangements by producer Griselda Sanderson". Chris Potts
"Sensational!" Ian Anderson, fROOTS editor
Amadou will be joined by guests Abdoulaye Samb and Modou Sarr of Baaba Maal's band with Griselda on nyckelharpa and violin and Gnawa master Simo Lagnawi on gimbri and vocals amongst others. Don't miss this rare London visit!