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Exeter Phoenix

Sunday April 6th

The next Earworms is on April 6th when we are looking forward to welcoming Amadou Diagne and Griselda Sanderson

Amadou Diagne (pronounced Jan) and Griselda Sanderson are two musicians who grew up nearly 3,000 miles apart. They met when Amadou moved to England, and they decided to work together playing music that reflected their different cultural backgrounds. 

Amadou is from Ashelm which is a suburb of Dakar, the capital city of Senegal, a country in West Africa. His first lanuage is Wolof. His family were traditional ‘sabar’ drummers. When Amadou grew up he joined Senegal’s National Orchestra as a percussionist. As a member of that group he backed many famous musicians including Youssou N’Dour, Jimmy Cliff and Cesaria Evora. Amadou sings, plays guitar and various percussion instruments such as the talking drum. 

Griselda grew up in Scotland. Her father was a violin maker and violinist. She learned traditional Scottish fiddle and classical music, playing in the National Youth String Orchestra of Scotland. Later she also took up a more unusual instrument, the Swedish nyckelharpa, which is a bowed keyed fiddle with sixteen strings. She also plays the traditional Scottish/Irish drum known as the bodhrán and another traditional percussion instrument known as the bones, made of cow’s ribs. 

The musical traditions they represent promise to include some dancing and some audience participation and  it looks like being a very new musical experience for Earworms' regulars.

We are enormously grateful to Crosse+Crosse Solicitors for their sponsorship of Gris and Amadou's concert.

Tickets as always available from the Northcott box office (01392 493493) or Exeter Tickets and Information in Dix's Field.  We hope to see you there!

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