Why hire WAAW band?
WAAW Band's music is primarily comprised of Mbalax, a pure form of roots African music from the streets of Senegal, believed by many to be the true root of American Rock music today because of its raw energy. WAAW band's original and unique approach to this ancient genre makes it fresh and new.
The WAAW Band is a movement which was started in West Africa by Thierno Camara, a renowned Senegalese Bassist/ Singer/ Songwriter/ Composer who had performed internationally with some of Senegal's most popular artists. In 1998, Thierno had moved to New York and began collaborating with American Jazz greats such as Ornette Coleman, Michael Brecker and Greg Osby, etc. adding other element to the concept. In 1999, his concept and vision was legally named WAAW Band™, and began touring the United States and Canada.
A diverse array of fans tell us that what sets Thierno Camara's WAAW band apart from many other groups is that they're music actually transcends genre. That is why the WAAW band's fanbase extends from Hip Hop, to Jazz, to Latin, to Celtic, to Rock music lovers of all ages from around the world.
A collaboration of traditional West African instruments from Senegal such as Sabar, Djembe, and Marimba with modern instruments such as Kit Drums, electric Bass, and Guitars.
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Thierno Camara is currently in the process of recording a 2nd WAAW band album, expected to be released in 2009 with the band's current line-up of musicians. The roster of musicians to be featured on the next WAAW album is as follows:
Thierno Camara (Lead Bassist/Vocalist)
Manta Faye (Drums)
Arona Ndiaye (Marimba/Keyboards)
Morcumba Gueye (Sabar/Djembe)
Raja Kassis (Guitar)
Thierno Camara: Bandleader (Singer / Bassist / Lyricist / Composer
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