Senegalese star comes to Rye

Critically acclaimed Senagalese musician Nuru Kane is to perform at The School Creative Centre, in Rye, tomorrow (Saturday).

The show is part of his world-wide tour to launch his latest album Exile.

Nuru’s music, like the Baye Fall clothes he wears, is a patchwork.

Exile, Nuru’s third album, charts his experiences living in Europe, far from his Senegalese homeland.

Streams of influence from his life in France, his trips to North Africa and his time in urban London run deep throughout his sound.

Here, his resonant Moroccan guimbri, along with guitars, kora and calabash, bounce and colour his deep singing voice.

Nuru Kane’s many-sided music is part Moroccan, part Senegalese, part blues, with many other elements thrown in. His previous Riverboat Records release, Sigil, earned him a nomination for a BBC 3 Award.

Support comes from the BFG, Poggy Hatton Trio, and Iafra.

Tickets are £10 in advance or £12 on the door (students £8).

Visit and Grammar School Records, High St, Rye or by calling 01797 229797.