The musician Magatte Ndiaye founded his Baye Magatte Band specially to play Mbalax, the most popular genre of Senegalese pop music. His texts turn on such core values as tolerance and solidarity and he sings them in French and Wolof. Born into a musical family in northern Senegal in 1974, Magatte Ndiaye was introduced to singing, dance, and percussion as a young child. His latest album “Kaye Kaye” weaves together traditional percussion instruments from all over Senegal with very different influences from West and Central African pop and the Caribbean, as well as funk, jazz, and rock to produce a truly unique sound. It is this potent mixture that the Baye Magatte Band intends to bring along to the Fondation Beyeler’s “Sound Garden”.
Venue: the pavilion in the park.