Layba Diawara & Bembaké ★ Magic Carpet Sessions

Layba Diawara & Bembaké ★ Magic Carpet Sessions

Thu 22.0220:45 - 23:30
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MAGIC CARPET SESSIONS | Adventurous, intimate & crossing borders with music from around the world!

We are very happy to welcome back the wonderful group Bembaké!


Bembaké means passing on culture and traditions from generation to generation.

Layba Diawara comes from a family of griots (troubadours) from Guinea where he received the classical music of the Malinke culture in the tradition of his father and grandfather. The kora is a West African instrument, a kind of harp with a gourd as a sound box. In addition to kora, he also plays ngoni, guitar and marimba. As a marimba player he toured the traveled around the world with Bembeya Jazz and settled in Nijmegen about thirty years ago, where he still lives.

Terna Diawara is the next generation to learn the traditions of her father’s native country and now sings her songs to her father’s music.

Bassist Jasper de Beer also comes from a family of musicians and has been playing world music for more than twenty-five years. He became famous with the Amsterdam Klezmer Band but also has experience with African music and toured in Ethiopia and Senegal, among others. In 2015 he started musical collaboration with Layba that has resulted in a number of performances and demo recordings.

Osama Meleegi is a gifted percussionist and born in Sudan.
He also comes from a family of professional musicians and has toured the world for years with, among others, No Blues and the Ethiopian singer Minyeshu.
He also played with Jasper in the Ethiopian group Jump to Addis (Ethiopiques no.15) “The deep groove and organic interplay in combination with Terna’s beautiful voice makes a Bembaké performance an enchanting and magical experience.”

Terna Diawara – vocals
Layba Diawara – kora,ngoni & guitar
Osama Meleegi – percussion
Jasper de Beer – double bass & bass guitar

Doors open: 19:45
Concert: 20:45
Tickets presale: 13,50 EUR (+0,50 bank fee)

Tickets door: 16 EUR

Bookings are closed for this event.