Line-up – who’s performing?

 

Learn more about the artists and their dedication to freedom of expression, tolerance, and the beauty of traditions.

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Baaba Maal (Senegal)

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This year, the Senegalese music icon Baaba Maal and his band ‘Daande Lenol’ (the voice of the people) celebrate their 35th anniversary with a series of international concerts… Read more

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Ensemble Modern (Germany)

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Since its founding in 1980, Ensemble Modern (EM) has been among the leading New Music ensembles… Read more

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Gee (Gambia)

Gee has enjoyed a career spanning more than a decade with headline shows in The Gambia and for Gambian communities… Read more

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Jali Madi (Gambia)

Brought up in a griot family, Jali Madi Kanuteh is a popular Afromanding artist whose music embodies the original sound of the storytelling bards of ancient Manding empire… Read more

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Journal Rappé (Senegal)

Journal Rappé is a news broadcasting programme where presenters Xuman and Keyti rap the news stories… Read more

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Killa Ace (Gambia)

“Regime change without attitudinal change is meaningless”, says Killa Ace… Read more 

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Liberation Orchestra of Inverted Traditions

Created especially for the festival, the Liberation Orchestra of Inverted Traditions will feature some of the festival artists in a spectacular, never-to-be-repeated collaboration… Read more

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Sambou Suso (Gambia)

Sambou Suso is a Gambian artist and Representative of Female Musicians for The Musicians Union of The Gambia. Read more

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Smockey (Burkina Faso)

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Smockey is known not only for his music but also for his dedication to democracy and freedom… Read more

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ST (Gambia)

The celebrated Gambia rapper ST Da Gambian Dream, AKA Brikama Boyo or ST Singhateh, won the… Read more

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Tatadindin (Gambia)

Tatadindin Jobarteh was born into a griot family and was trained as a child in the art of the ancient kora harp by his father…

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Wimme & Rinne (Finland)

wimme-rinne.com

Mixing traditional joik, electronica and jazz, Wimme & Rinne create a genre-defying tribute to the raw beauty and occasional madness of the human condition… Read more

Baaba Maal (Senegal)

Baaba Maal (Senegal)

baabamaal.com

This year, the Senegalese music icon Baaba Maal and his band ‘Daande Lenol’ celebrate… Read more

Ensemble Modern (Germany)

Ensemble Modern (Germany)

ensemble-modern.com/

Since its founding in 1980, Ensemble Modern (EM) has been among the leading… Read more

Gee (Gambia)

Gee (Gambia)

 Gee has enjoyed a career spanning more than a decade …  Read more

Killa Ace (Gambia)

Killa Ace (Gambia)

“Regime change without attitudinal change is meaningless”, says Killa Ace… Read more 

Jali Madi (Gambia)

Jali Madi (Gambia)

The music of Jali Madi is the original griot sound embodied … Read more

Journal Rappé (Senegal)

Journal Rappé (Senegal)

Journal Rappé is a news broadcasting programme where presenters Xuman and Keyti… Read more

Liberation Orchestra of Inverted Traditions

Liberation Orchestra of Inverted Traditions

Created especially for the festival, the Liberation Orchestra of Inverted Traditions… Read more

Sambou Suso  (Gambia)

Sambou Suso (Gambia)

Sambou Suso is a Gambian artist and Representative of Female Musicians for The Musicians Union of The Gambia. Read more

Felwine Sarr (Senegal)

Felwine Sarr (Senegal)

Felwine Sarr is a Senegalese academic and writer, lecturing in economic policies… Read more

Smockey (Burkina Faso)

Smockey (Burkina Faso)

smockeyofficiel.com

Smockey is known not only for his music but also for his dedication to democracy and freedom… Read more

ST (Gambia)

ST (Gambia)

The celebrated Gambia rapper ST Da Gambian Dream, AKA Brikama Boyo or ST Singhateh, won the… Read more

Tatadindin (Gambia)

Tatadindin (Gambia)

Tatadindin Jobarteh was born into a griot family and was trained… Read more

Wimme & Rinne (Finland)

Wimme & Rinne (Finland)

wimme-rinne.com/

Mixing traditional joik, electronica and jazz, Wimme & Rinne create a … Read more