African star Cheikh Lô will be performing at 15 January, 8:30pm at the Old Fruitmarket. With his new album Jamm, the stellar Senegalese singer, songwriter, guitarist and percussionist Cheikh Lô distils anew the diverse African and international influences on his maverick, mercurial music, including mbalax, highlife, Congolese rumba, Cuban son, reggae and funk.
“It’s a melting pot!” Lô says. “It’s like a big basket, with some cheese here, some bread there, some chocolate and a cocktail on the side. There’s something for everyone.”
Portuguese sextet OqueStrada also mix their vividly distinctive musical colours from a broad multicultural palette, with tinges of fado, morna, Cape Verdean funaná, Angolan semba, Brazilian music, ska and flamenco infusing their exuberant, multilingual songs, backed with guitars, accordion, trumpet and double bass.
Cheikh Lô recordings available:
- In North America: Jamm, Ne La Thiass, Bambay Gueej, Lamp Fall
- In Europe: Jamm, Ne La Thiass, Bambay Gueej, Lamp Fall
OqueStrada recordings available:
Sat 15 January, 8:30pm
Celtic Connections tickets are available at:
By phone 0141 353 8000
In person Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
2 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3NY
City Halls and Old Fruitmarket
Glasgow, G1 1NQ