The Senegalese band will make their Manchester debut following a day of workshops.
The Senegalese mbalax group, which features production and mixing from the Basic Channel/Rhythm & Sound/Hard Wax man, will play as part of a larger programme called Music Connects Us.
The day-into-night event includes workshops arranged by Marcus Intalex Music Foundation, "which will invite participants to immerse themselves in Senegalese music, dance and culture," according to the press release. A Sabar dance workshop for children aged six through 11 will explore the "vibrant dance and drumming tradition originating from the Wolof people in Senegal, West Africa." There will also be an Ableton workshop focusing on "Rhythmic Awareness and Sampling" facilitated by the Ndagga Rhythm Force and local Senegalese musicians. The daytime events lead up to that night's performance from Mark Ernestus' Ndagga Rhythm Force.
All proceeds go to the Marcus Intalex Music Foundation, the organisation set up after the death of the influential UK producer to nurture and guide musical talent.
A film accompanying the Music Connects Us programme features Ernestus and the Ndagga Rhythm Force, as well as Martyn. Watch the trailer.
Check out our review of a recent Mark Ernestus' Ndagga Rhythm Force concert in New York.
Tickets are available here on RA.