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Best Season’s Greetings

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on December 20, 2012 by ndiobass

It is time to thank all my friends and followers for their support during this last year.  You’ll find my album Don’t Go on Bandcamp. You can listen to the songs and also buy them. For full digital album download, you’ll get a Bonus track. Do not hesitate to spread the word around you. New material is being recorded. You’ll be surprised. But this is for next year.

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In preparation for 2013: a promotional tour in Senegal, some gigs in Europe. This will be an exciting year. Be ready!

In the meantime enjoy a great Christmas/New Year holiday time with friends and family.

Ndioba is back with his debut album

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2012 by ndiobass

Time has passed since my last post. Well you know the artists. Those last years I’ve been really busy. In France and on the roads to Asia with my friend Diogal; in Guadeloupe on tour with Kiala Nzavotunga and Chief Udoh Essiaet for their Concert Tribute to Ghetto Blaster; in Senegal with my family and some appearance at the Dakar Jazz Festival; and in Europe with the finishing of my album and some acting in a movie in Estonia.

The new album Don’t Go is almost ready now and will come out soon.  The first press conference for the album release will take place in Tallinn, Estonia. You can listen to  some tracks (shortcuts only) on Soundcloud. You can also use this Webdoc to share the news with your friends and pass the word.

Nowadays, it is also possible for you to follow me on Facebook and Youtube.  Here are some photos too. And soon the new website will be ready. It will be modest to start with.

If you want to help with the promotion and marketing, you are of course welcome. There is so much to do when you are self-produced, that all energies are welcome.

For presenters, venues and festival, I’m available with a new line-up for gigs and concerts. Contact my friend and booking agent Eric (ndioba.net (at)gmail.com). He will be pleased to talk with you.

Enjoy the music!

Kremlin Tour – March 2009

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2009 by ndiobass

Time is gone and I almost forgot that some people were waiting for me on my blog. Things are quite fine at the moment, and see me busy in Estonia with new recordings.

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I’m also preparing the “Kremlin tour” that will take me, together with Law at keyboards, Jeremie at guitars and Davy at drums, on the road to Russia. We got five dates and it looks good.

We’ll perfom on behalf of Alliance Francaise in the framework of the Semaine de la Francophonie, a yearly event that is held in each French speaking country. You might be surprised to learn that 56 countries are member of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, whose chairman is a Senegalese.

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NDIOBA & TOPOTO BAND

RUSSIA – MARCH 2009

*Perm : *samedi 21
*Kazan :* lundi 23
*Samara : *mercredi 25
*Togliatti :* jeudi 26
*Saratov : *samedi 28

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Well, I’m very excited to play with those guys, who are old friends too.

Thanks to Alliance Francaise, and Rosa.

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See you.

Fair Trade in Music

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2008 by ndiobass

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I always felt that music and music industry are two different things. And I always felt that there is too much unfairness in the relationship between the artists and people who are in the music business. Being from Senegal, I somehow got used to these unfair relations between so called developed and developing countries. Of course, getting used to it, does not mean that I agree with it. And so far too little has been done to contrast this state of affairs.

In Finland, where I live, fair-trade has been successsful as a niche market. Still, it’s about trade, but ethical values are at the core of scheme. I find very interesting the idea of supporting small farmers in the South to produce organic and healthy goods, and of bringing together producers from the South and consumers from the North to decide together about a fair price.

Fair-Trade usually is associated with coffee, sugar, handycraft from the South. Some people have started to understand that the music industry is in need of it, too. There are too many stories of companies making money on the artists and musicians without redistributing the benefits. No wonder that musicfans turn away from the big record companies and try to find new music in niches as well as on the internet.

These last years, there has been few companies which committed to certain criteria that offer advantages for artists and listeners. Among those criteria, one can find low prices for sound mediums, fair payment of musicians, more artistic freedom.

Still, there is a long road to walk. But the fact that some people are moving in that direction is a good sign.

Personally, I started with Tuneyourworld. Other initiative is the Fair trade Music Network, including NovaTune, Orca Records, Magnatune, 3H Records, Trostlos Records. I also know that in France, there are several initiatives.

If this can help to bring more space for good music and social health of music makers and music fans, I’ll go for it.

Keep me informed about your own experience.ftm-partnerlogo-k

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