Satellit Café – Paris

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on October 24, 2008 by ndiobass

I’m just back from France where I was on tour with DIOGAL.

We had great shows. Especially in SATELLIT CAFE.

This is an incredible place in Paris. Somehow the embassy of World Music in the capital. No segregation down here. You’ll meet people from all over the world, music lovers with whom having a drink close to the stage or dancing all night long to music from the Balkans, Asia, Africa, Latin America,… There are about three concerts a week.

Don’t miss the place if you’re on a trip in France.

Here is a video shortcut of one song we performed there last may:

Diogal live : “Dokh” au Satellit Café

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Tallinn – Paris – Klaipeda

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2008 by ndiobass

Last time, I told you about how I’ll try to keep this blog working.

It’s quite a busy period for me, between some touring in France and some recordings in Estonia with my friend Margus. This guy is really into the bass. Check out some of his world class instruments and gears.He also has a small studio in Tallinn. We are working on some new tracks.

About touring in France, I’m joining again for some dates my friend Diogal from Senegal. He is based in Paris area, where he has a small recording studio too. Diogal released his third album in France this year, in which he explores the musical diversity offered by our native country: Senegal. The album is a tribute to the great Malian musician Ali Farka Touré. Some people see Diogal as the bob Dylan of Senegal. He has collaborated with great artists living in France, like Loy Ehrlich (Hadouk Trio), Daby Touré, Lokua Kanza, Wasis Diop, Louis Winsberg (Mike Stern, Eddie Gomez, Mino Cinélu et Paco Sery).

You can listen to some tracks of his album by visiting the following link at diogal.net . There is also some video.

Together with his band, we’ll perform at the following venues and dates in France:

17 octobre
20h30
Mornant (69)
Espace Cuturel Jean Carmet

21 octobre
21h Paris
Satellit Café 6 décembre Vert-le-Petit (91)


In the end of October (30/31), I’m myself performing with a quartet in Lithuania, at Kurpiai Jazz Club in Klaipeda. In a more jazzy and funky mood. Most of the repertoire are my own material. Kurpiai is somehow the most famous jazz club in Lithuania, nicely located in the old town, and Klaipeda is a special place for me.


I performed there two years ago with my Topoto Band at the Jazz Festival . The audience and organizers were really great, and we had exciting jam sessions in the night.

You can watch some video excerpts on myspace.

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Hope to see you around, and if you have any suggestion, comment, topics you would like me to develop, feel free to drop me some lines.

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About this blog

Posted in bass, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2008 by ndiobass

Hello,

My name is NDIOBA.

I’m a multi-instrumentalist and singer from Senegal, and I made my name in Europe and Africa as a bass player. It’s why people like to call me NDIOBASS.

However, I’m not limited to one style or genre. I love music and I fuse mbalax, jazz, pop, reggae, rap, hip-hop, salsa. Music is a universal language and speaks directly to the heart. Something quite important.

Last night I was chatting over the Internet with my coach, a good guy from Belgium who gives me some help with those online tools. He told me about blogging.

So I decided to try it out and here I’m.

Don’t know what will be the result but it might be a way to get closer to those who want to know more about me and my music.

It’s always a challenge to write down things for a guy like me. In my country, we have great writers but we are people who prefer to communicate with “spoken words”. You know what I mean. There is this traditional say telling that “The letter kills, the spoken word gives live”.

That must be one reason why I became a musician, and a singer too.

So, forgive me if I don’t update those pages as often as you would like. But I promise you, I’ll try my best.

In the meantime, keep in touch through myspace or my mailing list, and sign up at FANBRIDGE. It will take you a minute.

Feel free to leave your comments.

They might be more interesting for people than my own words.

See you soon !

This the personal blog of Ndioba, multi-instrumentalist and singer from Senegal, Africa. Ndioba has an infectious groove as bass player and write down nice melodies.If you love Youssou N'dour, Richard Bona, Papa Wemba,...Ndioba is for you