Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda + King Ayisoba
LONDON LSO St Luke's
Propaganda Session Two features a solo set from Ghanaian traditional musician King Ayisoba who is a master of the kologo (a two-stringed lute instrument). Renowned for his trademark vocal sound and fierce, uncompromising music, The Wire magazine described him ‘as the style’s undistributed trailblazer’, who is bringing the kologo sound to great popularity both in Ghana and abroad.
The evening then continues with Algerian Raï singer Sofiane Saidi – who has been called “the prince of raï 2.0”, takes classic rai and sparks it up for the 2020s – performing alongside his band Mazalda. Together they create a fresh take on the music, which fuses Arabic and Algerian rebel music with Western rock. Saidi’s and Mazalda’s album El Ndjoum came out in 2018