This week we have had an awesome house guest, Juldeh Camara. He is a Gambian Riti player, and a spectacular musician. Juldeh, along with other fine musicians, has been doing workshops all week for local children. There is a concert tonight at the local theatre.
more here, including the children jamming with Pee Wee Ellis
The riti is a single stringed instrument with a goatskin body, and is closest in sound to a fiddle/violin.
Juldeh has made an album with Justin Adams which is up for a Radio 3 World Music Award. You can here him play here
He and Justin Adams (Robert Plant's guitarist) are touring in March and May supporting Tinariwen.