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New Meetup: Lamine Toure & Group Saloum

From: Jacques Pardo / Atlas S.
Sent on: Thursday, March 11, 2010 3:14 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Boston World Music Meetup Group!

What: Lamine Toure & Group Saloum

When: Friday, March 12,[masked]:30 PM

Lizard Lounge
1667 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

Lamine Toure & Group Saloum
Lizard Lounge
1667 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA[masked])[masked]‎
8:30 PM $ 10 PM

About Group Saloum

Group Saloum is Boston's hottest Afro-pop band. Founded by world-renowned griot percussionist Lamine Tour?, Group Saloum fuses Senegalese mbalax with elements of jazz, funk, reggae, and Afrobeat. Group Saloum performs original mbalax music highlighted by the infectious rhythms of Tour?'s sabar drums, drawing upon the collective creativity of some of Boston's most talented musicians.

"From Boston, a spectacular afropop act specializing in, but not limited to, Senegalese mbalax."
? Afropop Worldwide

"Lamine Tour? and Group Saloum kick out a hard-hitting dance mix that spans the percussive fury of Senegalese mbalax and the joyful uplift of Congolese soukous"
? Banning Eyre, Boston Phoenix

"Whatever your pleasure this album has got it. Group Saloum is a tight group made of some of the best musicians in Boston. For a city boasting hundreds of music conservatory and grads, this says quite a bit. Their polished act will definitely be thrilling live concertgoers for years to come."
? Erich Ludwig, VP Artist Relations, Calabash Music

Check us out on MySpace as well!

Group Saloum is: Lamine Tour? (sabar percussion and lead vocals), Yeumougor ?Paa? Seck (sabar percussion and backing vocals), Babacar ?Moha? Seck (sabar percussion and backing vocals), Michael Lewis (drums), Balaji Mani (guitar), Hiro Sakaba (bass), Akili Jamal Haynes (trumpet & backing vocals), koga rite (keyboards), Sarah Privler (trombone), and Erin Blatti (backing vocals).

The band's self-titled first album is available online from and The CD was recorded by ASCAP-winning producer Dan Cantor of Notable Productions, and is released and distributed by Nomadic Wax.

Click below to enjoy the first three minutes of Mbaye Saar, from Lamine Tour? & Group Saloum's first album!

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