Salif Keita + Akli D

Salif Keita + Akli D

Salif Keita + Akli D play the Roundhouse, London, 03 May 2007

Malian superstar Salif Keita meshes rock, funk, and jazz with the deepest West African griot tradition, creating an original yet authentic African sound. Last time Salif played in London his show was called “the African gig of the year” by the Independent – expect no less this time round from this masterly live performer in the spectacular setting of the Roundhouse. Come and dance the night away to one of the great sounds of Africa – “The golden voice of Africa lifts the hearer as if the whole of human future depended on it, fRoots.

Akli D, star of African Soul Rebels and protégé of Manu Chao, will open the evening. Akli D fled the violence of his native Algeria and shaped the music in exile in the cabarets of Paris. It was there he made friends with Manu Chao, who produced his stunning album Ma Yela on Because, the record label who took Amadou & Mariam to worldwide stardom. His rootsy Berber blues incorporates trance-like North African rhythms as well as traces of reggae and Senegalese Mbalax. His unique Algerian music is highly infectious and promises a lively start to a top quality evening of African music.

Region: All
Start Date: 03/05/2007
End Date:
Start Time: 19.00
Venue: Salif Keita + Akli D
Venue Address: Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road
Website: http://www.roundhouse.org.uk
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
 
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Name: Sorcha Hunter