Soulful bluesy music at Crich

If ever there was a show to escape a miserable spell of English winter weather, and to celebrate Valentine’s Day, then this is it.

Senegalese multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Amadou Diagne and his UK based band Group Yakar have been developing a style that is uniquely their own.

It is music that is hard to define, from Afro-beat to blues, jazz funk to Mbalax, traditional West African praise singing to rock.

This six-piece band presents a colourful and energetic show featuring a mix of self-penned songs and traditional music from Senegal.

Amadou sings soulful, bluesy numbers with an honest intensity that reflects on the joys and hardships of life.

This is a great opportunity to hear and experience one of the UK’s top world music bands. They are playing at the Glebe Field Centre in Crich on February 14 as part of the Live and Local season. For tickets telephone 01773 853260.

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