Group Saloum

Group Saloum

Performance Date and Time : 
Saturday, July 18 2:00 PM

Group Saloum, America’s hottest Afro-mbalax band, are joining in the festivities for a special performance. Founded by world-renowned griot percussionist Lamine Toure, Group Saloum fuses Senegalese mbalax with elements of jazz, funk, reggae, and Afrobeat. Group Saloum performs original Afro-mbalax music highlighted by the infectious rhythms of Toure’s sabar drums, drawing upon the collective creativity of some of Boston’s most talented musicians. This ten person band “kicks out a hard-hitting dance mix that spans the percussive fury of Sengalese mbalax” according to Banning Eyre of The Boston Phoenix.