The Music

The Music

The River Niger project is centered around the legendary music of Mali, one of the richest musical heritages in the World. It brings together, for the first time, some of the most celebrated Malian artists into an integrated score with a String Quintet, the African Classical Music Ensemble and the seminal sound of West African chorus vocals. Led by Composer/Producer, Tunde Jegede, The River Niger project will feature the Malian vocalists, Kasse Mady Diabate and Oumou Sangare together with premier Kora player, Toumani Diabate. It will also feature the African Classical Music Ensemble, the Brodsky String Quartet and enigmatic classical bassist, Chi-chi Nwanoku. With some of the world’s finest classical ensembles, The River Niger project draws from the classical traditions of Africa and Europe to tell the story of the peoples around the great River Niger through the journey of the river itself.