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Born in 1978 in Dakar, Alune Wade quickly followed in the footsteps of his father, who conducted the Senegalese army symphony orchestra. After having accompanied Ismaël Lo and his group for a long time, he released his first solo album, Mbolo, in 2006. The album displays his resolutely jazz style combined with many other influences: afrobeat, folk and traditional African music. With Aziz Sahmaoui, he formed the group University of Gnawa in 2010, before guesting on the album Afrodeezia by his idol Marcus Miller in 2015, and recording with the legendary Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa. In 2018, the bassist produced his fourth album, African Fast Food, where languages, rhythms and styles intertwine. Every new recording sees him accompanied by a range of talented musicians from varied backgrounds, creating musical spaces together under his direction that are ever more uninhibited.
"This richly conceived and impeccably rendered project is an early leading candidate for one of the top world music albums of the year and cements Wade’s reputation as one of the leading world music musicians of the past twenty years.” — Glide Magazine
Sultan Tour Lineup
Alune Wade: bass, vocal (Sénégal)
Cédric Duchemann: Keyboards (Réunion Island-France)
Henry Hey: piano,Keyboards (USA)
Dharil Esso: Drums (Cameroun)
Daniel Blake: Sax tenor,soprano (USA)
Kirk Kneffke: Trumpet (USA)
Photo credit: Ebene Prod
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