Senagalese Rising Star
An outspoken voice from Senegal’s hip-hop generation, Carlou D and his band bring spiritual roots music and electric performances straight from Dakar’s ripe music scene.
Taking the outspoken qualities of hip-hop, and musical elements of jazz, soul, rap, and acoustic roots, Carlou D is an illuminating presence on stage. An exceptional guitarist with a pure voice and infectious sense of rhythm. His spellbinding vocals and intense stage presence have seen him welcomed at London’s Barbican, Africa Oye Festival, London’s Africa Centre and to perform at WOMAD 2012. Former member of Positive Black Soul and his mentor is the legend in African music- Youssou N’Dour, Carlou D is one of Senegal’s next biggest exports. Guaranteed to have to have you on your feet and captivated from beginning to end.’