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Music, Wed 5 Jul 2017

Modou Diouf

Modou Diouf


Colchester Arts Centre


Church Street,


Come & hear the explosive sounds of the SABAR DRUMS, played with hand & stick.
The hugely popular Master Drummer from Senegal, MODOU DIOUF, will play with his band “JAPPO” to create loud, exciting rhythms and cross rhythms, guaranteed to get you dancing!

Modou Diouf was born into a long lineage of Griot Musicians of Northern Senegal. Now widely found in The Gambia, this music was once reserved for Senegalese Royalty. Today a Sabar ensemble can be heard at many social occasions, such as weddings, naming ceremonies, other rites of passage and even wrestling matches (one of the most popular sports in Senegal).

In contrast to the Sabar rhythms, the enchanting, calming melodies of the Kora and Balafon are mesmerising.

Sefo is a highly accomplished and gifted musician and composer. He will play the KORA (21 string African Harp) and the BALAFON (wooden Guinean Xylophone). Sefo plays flawlessly and beautifully, delighting his audiences.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 5 Jul 2017 19:30


Tickets £9 / £7 concessions.



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Colchester Arts Centre Parking

The closest car park to the Arts Centre is St Mary's Car Park. Find out more about parking in Colchester.

By Public Transport

Many buses that come into Colchester Town Centre Colchester stop on Head Street and the High Street, which are both just a few minutes' walk from the venue.

The closest train station is Colchester Town Station, a 15 minute walk from the Arts Centre. Colchester North Station is a 20 minute walk away (follow the Fixing the Link walking trail) or only a 10 minute journey by bus.

There are bike racks at the Arts Centre.

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome