THE SENEGAMBIAN JAZZ BAND
The Senegambian Jazz Band's music is a melting pot of sounds, influences and cultures intricately woven to create a magical sonic experience, unlike anything in the Australian music scene.
Songs composed by Amadou Suso, sung in his native Mandika, tell stories of love, the band members’ home countries, orphaned children and inspiration found living in a new city. The band stay true to their goal of creating a new African-jazz genre by bringing original songs along with new arrangements of traditional music proven to be a favourite combination with audiences around Australia.
Amadou Suso’s contemporary mastery of the kora provides a link to the traditions of his forefathers through his modern melodies. His unique vocal tone transports those who hear it to the streets of his home country The Gambia.