2 juni Kondi Band live op het podium van Concerto!
Het album ‘Salone’ ligt op de dag van de instore in de winkel
Sorie Kondi is a blind musician from Sierra Leone with a will to thrive like no person I have met before. Born and raised near Makeni in Sierra Leone, he moved to Freetown as a young man to pursue music professionally.
A promising career in Sierra Leone’s lively popular music industry was cut short when Sierra Leone’s civil war arrived in the 1990’s. After the fighting years subsided, Sorie Kondi sustained himself by traveling from town to town and village to village playing music for locals, and it was in the seaside town of Lungi that he ran into an American named Luke Wasserman.
Amazed by Kondi’s talent and song writing skills, Luke – a professional sound engineer – recorded Sorie, launching his first album as a folk music field recording. But Sorie had other plans in mind. He convinced Luke that he was in fact a forward thinking producer and composer, and they worked together on Sorie’s first studio debut, recorded at Luke’s house in Lungi.