Originally from Dakar, Senegal, Nuru Kane moved to Paris in the 1990’s and is now
internationally famous on the world music scene in France, North Africa and Japan.
In Paris, his vocal and multi-instrumental abilities found him in demand both fronting
his own band and guesting with others. Yet Kane did not truly find his musical direction
until a trip to Morocco left him captivated by the rhythms of Gnawa.
While his music
is loosely described as Afrobeat, Nuru’s influences take in blues, jazz, reggae and
funk. All his music is laced with a persuasive dance rhythm and Nuru’s infectious
sense of humour. A Nuru Kane gig takes the audience on a journey from mellow Desert
Blues to a foot-stomping dance party
Towering well over six feet tall in trademark
headgear and 24 hour sunglasses and playing his three stringed Moroccan bass – guimbri
- he is, in style and music, the missing link between Youssou N’Dour and Bootsy Collins.