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Chesaba - An Electrifying African Celebration!

Friday, 27 July 2018 - 8:00pm
 
 
CHESABA - an electrifying African celebration!
 
This trio celebrates a wealth of African cultures, from West African Griot musical storytelling to soulful South African township: vibrant and hypnotic, with improvisations embroidered throughout.
 
Busking in Africa's sheer diversity this trio plays music from Ivory Coast to South Africa. Sounds created from an eclectic blend of cello, kora, n'goni, African percussion, double bass and voice are accompanied by the languages of Bambara, Zulu, Sotho, Tswana and more. Embroidered around their music are improvisations influenced by African, Jazz and Classical Music. 
 
 
Chesaba made its debut at Manchester’s most celebrated jazz venue, Band on the Wall in December 2016.  The award-winning artists have respectively played in prestigious festivals and venues such as BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall, WOMAD Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival, Bridgewater Hall and on BBC Radio 3.
 
 
The trio has a passion in instilling diversity within its community through education and workshops. Abel Selaocoe (Cello) and Ali McMath (Bass) are Live Music Now Artists bringing music to deprived areas of our society and at the age of 16 Sidiki Dembele (drums and Kora) founded a school called Abidjan cohort of Denifari as a means of offering an alternative lifestyle to the impoverished youth of his community in Ivory Coast. 
 
CHESABA come to The Continental on Friday 27th July. Doors open at 8pm. 
 
Tickets are £8 advance or £10 on the door
 
Available online now from SEE Tickets, WeGotTickets & Skiddle
 
In person from The Continental (01772 499 425) 
 
 
 
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