Boubacar NDIAYE

Boubacar NDIAYE
Boubacar NDIAYE
Boubacar NDIAYE
Boubacar NDIAYE
Boubacar NDIAYE
Boubacar NDIAYE
  • country:Senegal
  • region:West Africa
  • style(s):Traditional, Spoken Poetry
  • label:not signed
  • type:Solo, Composer/Songwriter, Small Ensemble
  • gender:male, female
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal, percussion
  • artist posted by:CRICAO

Line up

  • Baye Cheik MBAYE  (Percussions and Vocal)
  • Boubacar NDIAYE (Storytelling, Vocal and Movements)
  • Mamadou DEMBELE (Kora, Flute and Vocal)
  • Sylvie CASSAGNE (Violon)


Griot from Senegal, Boubacar Ndiaye is one of the few african storytellers of traditional training who combine tradition and modernity to make it a single voice.
Submerged in the world of tale, song and poetry from a young age, he’s one of the worthy heirs of his ancestors, of the memory of his people and the art of speaking. Griot from father to son, it’s in the lineage of his ancestors Boubacar Ndiaye chose to bring to life, hear and share the Wolof oral tradition to pay homage to his grandmother Ngoné Gueye Samb.

Boubacar Ndiaye searches, creates words which take their source in his memory, his tradition or his readings, his meetings...

2006, it’s the year of the francophonie with storytellers’Caravanserai, he represented Senegal.

Since ten years, Boubacar has been traveling all over France and other countries such as Switzerland, Reunion, Algeria, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Senegal... Boubacar offers different forms of shows alone or accompanied by musicians then can easily adapt to a request. He tells in theaters, book fairs, schools, media libraries, hospitals, prisons, homestays, etc...

From the oral tradition of the «gewel» (griot from Senegal) to the European theatrical story, Boubacar makes us travel, capsize and dance during his stories.

In his «traditional» shows, he gives a great part to improvisations, the fruit of interactivity and the inspiration of the looks and energies of the public. When Boubacar appears, a contagious energy fills our entire body, taking us on a storytelling, sung and danced journey... Each show is
a unique moment.