New African Production presents Senegalese recording artists Fallu Dieng and the DLC with special guest Titi at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine?s Synod Hall (Amsterdam Avenue at 110th Street) on Friday, June 10 at 10:30 PM. Also accompanying Dieng will be Senegalese dancer Kadia and musicians Papa NDiaye Thiopet and Fata. Admission is $35.
Known as ?le Roi de l?ambiance? for creating some of Dakar?s more outrageously provocative mbalax dances, Fallou Dieng is perhaps the best known of the new generation of Senegalese artists emerging from the long shadows and rich legacy left by the country?s most famous son, Youssou Ndour. Born at the dawn of Senegal?s independence, Fallou knew he was destined for success from an early age, and his debut international CD, Medina, is a testament to his formidable talent. Fallou?s relentless, random polyrythms of mbalax contrast perfectly with his lyrical, versatile voice. In 2000, The Gambia?s Daily Observer noted, ?fans of Senegalese music should be delighted that there is, after all, life after Youssou. His name is Fallou Dieng.?
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