Thursday 16th June
Booking fee: £1.50 (per transaction)
General admission – standing with some limited unreserved seating.
Age requirements: 18+
Fofoulah is a London-based group mixing Senegalese voice and West African rhythms with dub basslines, sci-fi synths, raw guitars and intense grooves featuring members of Juju, Robert Plant presents Sensational Space Shifters, Irok and Red Snapper. With members from Senegal, UK and The Gambia, Fofoulah blend genres and cultures to create a sound which is unique in the UK music scene.
The quintet meaning “it’s there” in Wolof) was formed in 2011 and features Tom Challenger on saxophone and keyboards, Batch Gueye on vocals, sabar and dance, Phil Stevenson on guitar, Johnny Brierley on bass, Dave Smith on drums, and Kaw Secka on vocals and sabar.
With the rhythms of the Sabar drums – a traditional form of Wolof drumming from the Gambia and Senegal – at its heart, Fofoulah’s music has evolved into an inspired cosmopolitan mélange that also incorporates elements of electronic music, dub, improvisation and afro-rock. Like the complex city they live in, their music is shaped and lifted by diverse sound-worlds and cultures.