Nuru Kane (who was nominated as best newcomer in this years BBC Awards for World Music) will be playing several gigs in Europe this week with his band "Bayefall Gnawa".
The first gig is a headline show as part of London African Festival 2007 at Cargo in Shoreditch London on May 23rd. Nuru will take the stage straight after the final whistle of the European Cup Final) and play a long set.
On the 24th May the band play the Druga Godba Festival in Slovenia and on the 25th May they play Ethnoambient in Zagreb Croatia. The band then returns to the UK for 3 more gigs on 28th May they play The Hawth in Crawley, 30th may Quay Arts Centre ,Newport, Isle of Wight and on June 2nd they play The Fringe Festival in Bath.
Sigil, his latest album, came out on April 25, 2006.
Nuru Kane was born and raised in Medina, Dakar, and his distinctive take on Senegalese music explores the connections between the music of North and West Africa – a musical journey across the Sahara.
Sigil captures Nuru Kane’s range of influences, from his blues-led solo songs, reminiscent of Ali Farka Toure, through to the driving Gnawa trance that forms the backbone of his pulsating live performances.
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