Blues from SIERRA LEONE
Wednesday, July 21, 7 pm
Vilnius Teachers’ House courtyard (39 Vilniaus St, Vilnius)
Salone album launch
BAI KAMARA JR & VOODOO SNIFFERS (Belgium):
BAI KAMARA JR (vocals, guitar)
JULIEN TASSIN (electric guitar)
PATRICK DORCEAN (drums, percussion)
Born in Sierra Leone, raised in Great Britain and having revealed his musical talent in Belgium, and making it to Lithuania for the first time ever this year, Bai Kamara Jr. will blow the stage apart with his crazy energy and temperament!
His work exudes a stylish mix of blues, soul, funk R&B and jazz elements, yet the singer distinguishes blues as his true soul music. Blues is perfect for Bai’s warm, sensitive voice, reminding the singer of his African roots. This is symbolically reflected in the title of the new album Salone, which means Sierra Leone in the Krio language.
It is not just thousand-strong audiences who have recognised Bai’s talent – he also shares the stage with Habib Koité, Cassandra Wilson and Rokia Traoré, while the artist’s public-good activities brought him into closer collaboration with the world famous Youssou N’Dour.
The singer likes the fact that blues music releases the deepest emotions and has so many colours and shades, so a truly extraordinary evening awaits.
Program features songs from the artist’s latest album Salone