Date: August 25
Sidiki Camara is one of Malis leading percussionists. He is also one of the creators of the modern wave of African Manding music. Ever since the beginning of his musical carrier he has collaborated with well known musicians from Mali: Toumani Diabate, Oumou Sangare and Habib Koite among others. Sidiki has travelled the world as a solo-percussionist with Malis National Ballet. After he left Mali he settled in Brussels where he is continuing his carrier with stars from Malis music world: Mamady Keita, Gomma Percussion, Rokia Traore and Boubacar Traore.
He has guested many Europe tours with Bill Frisells New Quartet and is a steady member of Frisells group The Intercontinentals (with Vinicius Canturia, Cristos Govetas, Greg Leiz and Jenny Scheinman). Sidiki Camara is also teaching percussion and is the founder of a cultural exchange programcalled "Yankadi".
At Oslo Afro Arts Festival this year Sidiki Camara will perform together with the well-travelled Tomm Kristiansen who will tell stories from his life as the Africa correspondent for NRK through many years.
This event is supported by Oslo Kommune and Arts Council Norway
The event is a collaboration with Grønland Church