THE VALE LIVE presents a dynamic lineup of acts from across the globe, broadcasting from our virtual venue, live to your living room!
Kicking off on 24th April, The Vale Live will bring you wonderful talent every Wednesday and Friday from our favourite artists in isolation. No need to move from the couch (unless you’re going to get your dancing shoes), you can catch each gig LIVE on our Facebook page. You can also catch all of the livestreams on our feed after the event if you miss it or want to watch it over again!
We’re proud to host the return of multi-instrumentalist Sidiki Dembélé. Sidiki has been a long time collaborator and teacher with Global Grooves and we’re excited to unleash his mind blowing djembe skills on our virtual audience.
Sidiki is a multi-instrumentalist, originally from the Ivory Coast, whose talent knows no bounds. He comes from a well-known Malian griot family, which means African music is in his blood and he has trained from childhood with some of the most talented musical masters in West Africa. Though Sidiki is a master of many instruments, his heart lies with the djembe. He says of the traditional West African drum – ‘The djembe is a spiritual force, teaching us to live in peace, love each other, respect each other, be humble and be tolerant’. And certainly, these are the principles that Sidiki lives by.
Sidiki is now based in Manchester, UK – but he is sought after and travels all over the world to perform and teach workshops. His performances are powerful, explosive and mind blowing. His djembe skills are quite simply, out of this world. Close your eyes and you will be transported right into the heart of West Africa. He is also a patient and kind teacher, with much wisdom to share. Passing on his talent is one of his greatest joys.
For more info about Sidiki and his many talents, check out his website https://sidikidjembe.org/
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