“One of the finest guitarists I’ve ever heard”
– Lloyd Bradford Syke, Australian Stage
Saturday 8th September 2018, 6.30pm
Following last year’s wonderful acoustic set Malian guitar legend Moussa Diakite returns to The Rhythm Hut with his exciting five piece band Wassado. Featuring Len Samperi, Philippe Lincy, Junior Jones and Patrica Alvarez return to The Rhythm Hut.
Moussa Diakite & Wassado play modern Malian music inspired by the rich musical traditions of his West African homeland.
Moussa Diakit emerged from the golden era of Malian music in the 1970s & 80s as one of its most influential and respected lead guitarists performing with the seminal Super Rail Band de Bamako, the legendary Toumani Diabat ‘s Yanga Orchestra and the internationally acclaimed voice of Africa Salif Keita, before migrating to Australia.
Since that time Moussa has been an influential force in the Australian African music scene performing with Badema (The brothers), the Afro Jazz, Keyim Ba, Chosani Afrique as well as Oumou Sangare at the Sydney Opera House.
Moussa returned to Mali in 2014 to record a new album, Doncomodja at the legendary Studio Yeelen with some of Mali’s finest musicians and contemporaries including; Djelimady Tounkara, Cheick Tidiane Seck, Kasse Mady Diabate recent Grammy award nominee Bassekou Kouyat and multi-Grammy award winning kora player, Toumani Diabat.
Moussa Diakit and his exciting Sydney based band Wassado featuring Philippe Lincy, Junior Jones, Len Samperi and Patricia Alvarez are now a feature on the Australian Festival circuit with recent standout performances at the Mullum Music Festival, WOMADelaide and Bello Winter Music Festival. They will be performing tracks from Doncomodja, fusing traditional Malian styles with blues, jazz, Cuban and Afro-rock into a unique “Afro-groove”. This is a dynamic mix that is mesmerizing, sophisticated and irresistible on the dance floor.
Delicious home style cooked dinners and desserts are available for purchase. The Rhythm Hut is fully licensed with assorted beers, wines and ciders, including locally made Six String Brewing Company and Murray’s Craft Brewing Co beers and a range of non alcoholic drinks including locally made Kombucha Zest. Under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
WHAT: Moussa Diakite & Wassado
WHEN: Saturday 8th September 2018, 6.30pm
WHERE: The Rhythm Hut – 135 Faunce St Gosford
TICKETS: $20 + bf pre sale/ $25 door. Kids 12 & under FREE (must be booked)
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