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WAAJU (Cambridge International jazz festival £5)

Waaju believe in highlighting the world's connection through less familiar creative collaboration. Encapsulating influence from a number of cultures across Africa, South America & beyond, the band delves deeper to leave behind preconception & promote forces largely unexplored in a Western context.

Citing the rich history of Malian music as centrepiece, Waaju presents the vision of drummer & percussionist Ben Brown which draws from the exceptional spirit of the likes of Ali Farka Toure, Oumou Sangare, Tinariwen & Baba Sissoko.

Sam Rapley - tenor saxophone

Tal Janes - guitar
Joe Downard - bass
Ernesto Marichales - percussion

Ben Brown - drums, percussion

"The groove writing successfully integrates the rootsy origins with the contemporary rhythmic complexity of their generation"

- Nick Smart

"Ben Brown is, without doubt, one of my favourite young drummers. He is musically interactive, highly creative and really listens and supports a performance from beginning to end with great imagination. This young man has a great future of music making ahead of him"

- Jean Toussaint

£5 on the door

Earlier Event: 3 November
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