Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force will appear live for the first time in Manchester at Band On The Wall on July 26th.

The Senegalese mbalax group, which features production and mixing from the Basic Channel/Rhythm & Sound/Hard Wax man, will play as part of a larger program called Music Connects Us.

According to the press release, the day and night event includes workshops arranged by Marcus Intalex Music Foundation, “which will invite participants to immerse themselves in Senegalese music, dance and culture.” A Sabar dance workshop for children aged six through 11 will explore the “vibrant dance and drumming tradition originating from the Wolof people in Senegal, West Africa.”

There will also be an Ableton workshop focusing on “Rhythmic Awareness and Sampling” led by the Ndagga Rhythm Force and local Senegalese musicians. The daytime events lead up to that night’s performance from Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force.

A film accompanying the Music Connects Us program features Ernestus and the Ndagga Rhythm Force was released back in May. Check it out below!


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