Musicians, Singers and Storytellers - Sousou and Maher Cissoko have roots in Sweden and Senegal. Their music combines a variety of styles, influences, and techniques taken from diverse backgrounds and travels. They mix traditional Swedish and West African music, spiced with soul, reggae, mbalax, and a pinch of hip hop.
“We sing about not daring to love and give of yourself due on prejudice and fear, songs about vulnerability and poverty, about what it is like to leave your homeland and your relatives with expectations that you will succeed abroad, “ Sousou explains.
The performance will include newly composed music, produced with support by Sweden’s Board of Culture. Accompanied by percussionist Samory Seck. The music will also appear on their new album to be released in the spring of 2014.
House of Sweden
2900 K St NW - Georgetown Waterfront
Metro: Farragut North or Farragut West and catch the Circulator bus from K St toward Georgetown