Salif Keita sings at the Mosaic Music Festival
Vocally and musically gifted Salif Keita will be in Singapore for a unique concert on 12 March 2013 during the Mosaic Music Festival.
From african origins, guitarist-singer-songwriter Salif Keita found fame when he relocated to Paris in the mid 1980s. There, he created his own style of Afro-pop, blending the traditional griot music of his childhood, other West African styles and early Cuban jazz influences with Euro-pop synthetized sounds and beats, funk grooves and state-of-the-art production.
Salif joins his brand new 6-piece band (on keyboard, calabash, n’goni, guitar, percussion, back-up vocals and dance), assembled for the release of his new album Talé which has been produced by Gotan Project’s beats-master, Philippe Cohen Solal.
Together, they seamlessly blend West African, Latin and modern musical traditions, turning in live performances that are tight and intuitive. On top of it all, whether in infectious dance numbers or haunting ballads, Salif’s voice soars, aching and impassioned, always drawing from a deep well of personal stories.
Salif Keita Concert
Date: 12 March 2013
Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall
To book tickets: www.sistic.com.sg
Mosaic Music Festival
Date: 8 - 17 March 2013
More information on the festival at http://www.mosaicmusicfestival.com/2013/