Cheikh Lô & The Ndiguel Band

Cheikh Lo at the Williams Center for the Arts

Wednesday / September 27, 2017 / 8 p.m.

Cheikh Lô & The Ndiguel Band

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“Cheikh Lô has a voice that can move from a prescient whisper to a searing gut cry… an eclectic composer and arranger who tries new ideas on every song” (NPR). Conveying a laidback funk within the rippling polyrhythms of Senegal’s signature mbalax, he cross-pollinates with Ghanaian high-life, Jamaican reggae, and Afro-Cuban beats that keep his band’s talking drums particularly chatty. With a gentle, high tremolo or sudden bass-line plunge, Cheikh Lô implores listeners to embrace peace, love, and steadfast spirituality; one needn’t be fluent in Wolof or Bambara to be carried away by his captivating voice.

Tickets: $25
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Part of Tapestries: Voices Within Contemporary Muslim Cultures.