MOUSSA DIAKITE AND WASSADO
He has toured the world as lead guitarist for Salif Keita, Toumani Diabate, Oumou Sangare, The Super Rail Band de Bamako and now Moussa Diakite and Wassado look forward to their premier performance at the Basement. Following stand out performances at the recent Mullum Music Festival this show will form part of a tour which will include performances at the 2018 WOMADelaide Festival.
Heavily influenced by the traditional Wassoulou styles of Southwestern Mali, their music fuses tradition with blues, jazz, Cuban and Afro-rock creating a dynamic high energy mix that is mesmerizing, sophisticated and irresistible.
Moussa returned to Mali in 2014 to record new album, Doncomodja at the legendary Studio Yeelen with some of Mali's finest musicians and contemporaries including; Djelimady Tounkara, Cheick Tidiane Seck, Kasse Mady Diabaté recent Grammy award nominee Bassekou Kouyaté and multi-Grammy award winning kora player, Toumani Diabaté. The result is a highly acclaimed tour de force as "Diakité re-emerges as humble torchbearer, unsung hero and ambassador for Malian culture"
Moussa Diakite and his exciting five piece band Wassado which features the talents of Junior Jones, Len Samperi, Philllippe Lincy, Nemo Lynn and Patricia Alvarez, will be performing tracks from brilliant new album Doncomodja, in a show that is not to be missed!
"Brilliant, Unique, Inspired - Four Stars!" - Tony Hillier, The Australian
"One of the finest guitarists I've ever heard" - Lloyd Bradford Syke, Australian Stage
"Doncomodja is an upbeat and exceptional album" - Richard Giles, Nexus Magazine
For more info please go to: www.moussamusic.com
Dinner & Show tickets include entry, seating and 2 course meal.
Dinner & Show tickets are only available via Moshtix.
Some Dinner & Show Bookings may be on a shared table. Please let us know at the time of the booking as a special request should you prefer not to share, and subject to availability we'll do our best to accommodate your request. Note it is not possible to join ticket holders together across ticket groups (meaning A Reserve ticket holders cannot sit with B Reserve etc).
DOORS OPEN AT 7.00PM
MUSIC STARTS AFTER DINNER SERVICE, AROUND 8.30PM
SET TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FROM SHOW TO SHOW
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door on the night.
All patrons must be over the age of 18
Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable
(applies to both Standing and Dinner sales)
Please ensure you bring photo ID as proof of age
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).
Dress is Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion. No thongs.
The Basement has very limited accessibility for patrons with disabilities, however please contact the venue to ensure there is adequate availability for you to enjoy the show comfortably and they can advise on the recommended seating options.
SEATING MAP FOR DINNER & SHOW BOOKINGS
Please Note: tables cannot be joined together. Please ensure everyone you intend to seat at your table is included in your booking to avoid being seated separately. Unfortunately, Dinner & Show bookings are for a minimum of 2 people.
Specific table reservation is not available for this performance. It is the venue's decision as to which table you will be allocated. Whilst the venue would love to give everyone their preferred seats, it is not always possible. We ask that you respect this decision and enjoy the performance.