Alune Wade, Senegal/France

Hailed as a “supertalent” on the bass by DLF Kultur, Alune Wade has graced the stage alongside legends such as Joe Zawinul and Marcus Miller. His music, a fusion of Afrobeat and African Jazz, pulsates with infectious grooves, richly textured soundscapes, mesmerizing vocals, and an irresistible blend of funky rhythms. Drawing inspiration from the vibrant energy of Dakar, Paris, and New York City, his compositions epitomize the essence of a cosmopolitan sound. Backed by an international ensemble, Alune Wade captivates audiences with an urban flair that is unmatched in its intensity.