Sound Garden — Baye Magatte Band
This summer, the pavilion of the Fondation Beyeler park will once again resonate to the pulsating beats and melodies of our “Sound Garden.” Every Wednesday, visitors savoring the balmy evening air over a cool drink will get to enjoy the music of a line-up both regional and national, ranging from jazz and canzoni to disco and Hawaiian melodies. What better way to while away those precious mid-week hours than with the varied program of this year’s “Sound Garden” in the relaxed atmosphere of the museum’s park?
With his Baye Magatte Band, musician Magatte Ndiaye explores the Mbalax, the most popular genre of Senegalese pop music, sings in French and Wolof, and writes texts that focus on basic values from tolerance to togetherness. Born in northern Senegal into a musician family in 1974, Ndiaye grew up with singing, dance, and percussion. His current album "Kaye Kaye" combines traditional percussion from different regions of Senegal with diverse influences of western- and central-African pop, Caribbean music, as well as funk, jazz, and rock to form a unique sound that will be presented on this evening at the Fondation Beyeler.
This event is free.