Lamine Sonko & The African Intelligence
This Internationally famous Band is fronted by the charismatic, ‘Lamine Sonko’, one of Australia’s most celebrated African Artists
Praised for his compelling melodies and distinct percussive blend of the traditional and contemporary, Lamine is modernising West African music whist maintaining the essence of ancient sounds and stories. Through the ‘African Intelligence Band’, Lamine brings together different styes of Afro-Beat, Afro-Classical Soul, Reggae and Funk. They are Festival favourites Internationally.
“The terrific Lamine Sonko and The African Intelligence have become firm favourites in the festival-cum-party scene and the reception for their first set at WOMAD this year was little short of ecstatic, with an enormous crowd at the usually-intimate Stage 3 rising as one to their feet for a foot-stomping hour of fun” – THE ADVERTISER.
“A performance brimming with optimism and conviction.” – THE UPSIDE NEWS
“talking drum and virtuosic electric guitar playing…these folks really deliver something special and present it as a circus of dance, song, social comment and superb playing” – BROADWAY WORLD