Amadou Diagne meets Inglefield’s Africa

Amadou Diagne of Senegal will perform an evening of music to accompany the late opening of an exhibition of West African ethnography, followed by a curator’s tour. 
Amadou Diagne is from Ashlem, a suburb of Dakar, Senegal. Born into a large Griot family of Sabardrummers and praise singers, Amadou has been surrounded by the traditional Griot music and folklore of West Africa from birth. He has played percussion for some of the World’s greatest musicians including Youssou N’Dour, Cesaria Evora, and Jimmy Cliff. In 2012 he was signed by World Music Network, and his debut solo album Introducing AmadouDiagne was released in 2012, going straight to no.16 in the European World Music charts.
“Inglefield’s Africa Revisited – West Africa and Britain through one man’s collection” is an exhibition, in collaboration with Bath Spa University, which explores aspects of African culture, colonialism, and curatorial practice using the BRLSI Collection’s ethnographic artefacts. The curator, Jana De Brabant and MA student in Curatorial Practice at Bath Spa University, will give a gallery tour at 19:30, talking to visitors about Major Inglefield, ethnography, and the process and thoughts behind the exhibition.