FRIDAY June 29 EVENING CHILL 6:30-8:30pm
Food & Beverages are 1/2 Price!
Come in and relax in our Oasis!
‘The Get Togethers’ have been cooking their jams in North Carolina since 2017, but the songs are much older. The guitars, banjo and fiddle-cello combine with hand drums and beats combine the energy of country and bluegrass together with the power of reggae and Senegalese hip-hop. Like the minimal music in film scores that combine different sound-worlds, ‘The Get Together’s’ put their love into their sound and International vibrations in to their music.
Born in Senegal, Mamoudou ‘Le Nomad’ Baldé moved to the United States in 2008. He’s a Singer, Drummer and Rapper. In Senegal his group SSK was selected by Usain Bolt personally to be the featured song in one of his promotional ads. He’s played all over the world, in Africa, US, the Carribean, Senegal and Paris to name a few.
For ‘The Get Togethers’ Mamoudou works closely alongside composer and improviser Kenneth ‘Doc’ Stewart. Kenneth spends his time exploring fusions of genres like country, blues and jazz with experimental electronic classical music. When in his PhD Music studies at Duke University he regularly performed with the Duke New Music Ensemble in Durham at local venues such as Motorco, Fullsteam Brewery and Baldwin Auditorium.
Regular members of the band include Mamoudou on Voice, Drums and Guitar, Bennie on Banjo, Kenneth on Guitar and Cello, Douglas Stridiron on Bass, with John Osburn (ADF) and Curt Hoffmann on Drums. ‘The Get Togethers’ believes in peace and fairness with justice for ALL people around the world. The lyrics preach their brand of love in four languages, English, French, Wolof and Fulani. The songs are born in Africa, but bred in Durham, North Carolina.
‘Le Nomad’ and ‘Doc’ met at a friends get-together, just prior to playing with one another they switched guitars. The novelty of this was a silly meet-cute at first, but when they channeled the live energy into the music, they knew the party is only getting started. Soon after this first get-together, each member joined in succession. The melodies are infectious and the themes are universal. It’s real when ‘The Get’ gets together and when the tunes are flowing, remembering that people are free when love abounds.
Mamoudou “Nomad” Balde @World Beat Fest 2014 @ Cat’s Cradle
Africa (Music Video)
Khaley – ”Children are our Future”
To have a better today and tomorrow, we have “To love, teach and protect and guide them…”
Mamoudou Balde and the Red Blues Family Live in August 2017