NILA BAND (Senegalese rhythms with a touch of reggae, salsa)

  • April 19, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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Nila Band

Senegalese rhythms with a touch of reggae, salsa

NILA Band is an exciting new project that sets out to bring together some of Senegalese most exciting talent in a collaboration that will take the audience on a journey of traditional music through to the influences of blues, Salsa, jazz, reggae and Mbalax that infuses Senegalese music today.


The formation of NILA Band, meaning ‘this is the way’ in Wolof,  has come about to give the opportunity for a rare project in which these well known artists in their own rights come together to create some truly amazing music which will surely have you dancing on your feet from the beginning until the end

Alioune Samb was also born Dakar, Senegal, and surrounded by diverse musical styles ranging from traditional African music, to the more modern Jazz, Blues and Salsa. In 2004 he came to UK an toured playing at several festivals in the UK, including Glastonbury, Womad, Marlborough and some venues in Wales.

http://www.myspace.com/aliounesamb2008

Amadou Diagne is a Singer, guitarist and highly skilled percussion musician From Dakar Senegal. Born into a Griot family of Sabaar drummers and praise singers he has been surrounded by the traditional Griot music and folk lore of West Africa from birth. This beginning was further enhanced by a full time position as a member of the Senegal national band for seven years.

http://www.myspace.com/amadoudiagne

Ndiaga Issa; Percussion, guitar, vocals

Doors open 6.45pm Music 7.30pm

Entry £12....( £10 for the members of this meet up, payable at the door only!

 

 

Event information

WhenFriday 19 April[masked]:30 PM  to  10:15 PM

St Ethelburga's Centre
78 Bishopsgate
LondonEC2N 4AG
United Kingdom
ContactPhone: [masked] (Wallee)
Email: [masked]

 

Thank you!

 

Clara 

 

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  • Nyino

    Clara :( I know I wanted to have the first dance, but can´t make it, ill and have docs appointment out of Town and will be back tomorrow. This is going to be a fantastic concert I´m missing out on:( Wish xou all a great time and pleassssssee upload photos...xxx

    April 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Nyino! I hope all good with you! Yeah it was such a fantastic evening, sorry you missed it! see you soon! muah

      April 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for the message! Bisou

      April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a remarkable evening! I loved every bit of it! Great music, great people! Lovely to see all the regulars,and meet all the new members! Absolutely amazing crowd! Thank you all! Much love to all! x

    April 22, 2013

  • Pauline

    Hi Clara sorry have to drop out at last minute.

    April 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Pauline! Thanks for the message! Another time! x

      April 22, 2013

  • Mehdi

    Loved the rythms and the atmosphere. It was great seeing friends and meeting new people.

    April 21, 2013

  • Hilary B

    Great

    April 21, 2013

  • Francesca

    Great band, beautiful music!

    April 20, 2013

  • Mary

    I loved the band too. Impossible not dance. They were truly good friends, looking at each other to get the beat & the vibe from each other as they played. The bass player was insanely good. And so was the food. Vivent les chefs!

    April 20, 2013

  • Dave S

    I really enjoyed this band !

    April 20, 2013

  • Francesca

    Late late late! Leaving now, can anybody save me a seat? :)

    April 19, 2013

  • nicky

    Hi - I'm new and running a bit late. Will I be able to find you?

    April 19, 2013

  • Gabriel

    This is my first event. I hope to meet you all on Friday.

    April 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      My first one too really looking forward to it.

      1 · April 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Please note, for the new members, there's a list with your names @the door, therefore when you come in, just say your name , and that your are with the Meet up, so you can get the discount!
      I will be around, or otherwise ask for my name!
      Try to be as early as possible, as it's going to be a full house, so you can get a good seat! See you then!

      1 · April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I have to change my plans and can no longer attend.

    April 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Never mind, another time perhaps! Thanks for letting us know! x

      April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi there! So nice to see so many RSVP's! looking forward to see you all! Please note, for the new members, there's a list with your names @the door, therefore when you come in, just say your name , and that your are with the Meet up, so you can get the discount!
    I will be around, or otherwise ask for my name!
    Try to be as early as possible, as it's going to be a full house, so you can get a good seat!

    RSVP etiquette

    Please RSVP yes, only if you have every intention of attending. It is courteous to let me know if your circumstances change after RSVP'ing yes. It takes a lot of time and energy to organize this. Be considerate and update your RSVP's.!

    Looking forward to see you all tomorrow!

    Thank you all! Clara x

    April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going Irene & I'll be on my own so would be nice to meetup with you & other people from this group. I have to find my way there too as I'm not familiar with the area & live in another country.

    April 15, 2013

  • Deepa

    I would love to attend another time

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Namaste, Shalom, Salaam, Peace

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to go to this I'll share it.

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Hilary B

    HI Clara - cant see the price on this - is it pay on the door and how much? Looking forward to dancing with you!! best HB

    March 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Hilary! Thanks for spotting that, I forgot to write the price! Yes, payable at the door! ahahhaah, dancing with me? I like that! we shall!!!! lol

      March 18, 2013

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