Lead by Senegalese master drummer Ousmane Sonko, Kairo means peace in the Mandinka language and presents a new hybrid of Senegalese sounds to Australia. Percussive but melodic, soulful and uplifting, this group shares the heart of Mother Africa with Australia through the international language of music.
Incorporating the Senegalese language dialects of Wolof, Jola and Mandinka and also French and English, KAIRO FAMILY delivers an exuberant and dynamic performance, which entices their audiences to dance and celebrate the joyous rhythms of African cultures.
Featuring the djembe, tama (talking) and doun doun drums, a horn section, guitar and kit drum, Kairo performs Afro Beat, Salsa, Soukous and Reggae music with distinctive Senegalese style. A 5-6 piece band, performance details are 2 sets from approx. 9.30-11.30pm with playlist supplied by Ousmane in the breaks.