- CHERIF MBAW (VOCAL GUITAR)
- IBRAHIM DIAW (GUITARE BASSE)
- MOUSTAFA N'DIAYE (BATTERIE)
- PHILIPPE HODJE (GUITARE SOLO)
- region:West Africa
- label:WORLDVILLAGE/harmonia mundi
- instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
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Cherif’s work is at the crossroads of two musical experiences, two styles, and two cultures. This is Cherif’s strength as he travels between different musical worlds and assimilates them. Then, using vocal techniques from traditional Wolof singing, rhythms
characteristic of the Senegalese tradition and his own haunting voice, he infuses his music with what he has learnt. He has appeared in numerous festivals such as Les Transmusicales de Rennes, Le Festival Indétendances, Paris Plage, Artrocks and Solidays.
Cherif recorded his third album at the Studio Decibels with sound engineer Jean- Marie Migeot. On this album entitled « Sing for me », he has created a new musical world. His encounter with Tracy Chapman introduced him both to a timeless rock and spiritual pop. This experience has been used to great effect in his new songs. Under the
leadership of the producer and arranger, Francis Campello, and Francis’s musicians, Cherif has explored the unusual and unexpected sounds of the Weissenborn and the pedal steel guitar, so dear to Ben Harper and Ry Cooder, as well as Fender Rhodes and Hammond b3 keyboards.