Senegalese Musician Yoro Ndiaye Will Make U.S. Debut at globalFEST 2011

Yoro Ndiaye
Senegalese singer and guitarist Yoro Ndaiye will be performing at globalFEST 2011 at New York City’s Webster Hall (125 E. 11th St.) on January 9.

Ndiaye grew up building his own instruments in his father’s workshop and learning from local musicians in his small home town. After moving to Dakar and catching the eye of star Youssou N’Dour, Ndiaye made waves with his more introspective take on mbalax’s hard-hitting dance beats.

His sound has captured the imagination of young fans packing Senegalese school auditoriums and the audiences at stylish Parisian jazz clubs.

Festival line-Up

  • Chamber Music: Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal (U.S. debut)
  • Creole Choir of Cuba
  • Diblo Dibala
  • Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole (NYC solo debut)
  • La-33
  • Novalima
  • Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda
  • Pedrito Martinez Group
  • RAM
  • Red Baraat
  • Rhythm of Rajasthan
  • Yoro Ndiaye (U.S. debut)

The one-night festival includes three U.S. debuts and one New York debut. Tickets are $35 if purchased by November 30, $40 thereafter, including at the door. ($35 for members of World Music Institute) ( or by phone through World Music Institute box office: 212-545-7536).

globalFEST 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011 at Webster Hall
125 E 11th St., New York, NY
between 3rd and 4th avenues


Author: World Music Central News Department

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