‘Sidiki Dembele Sextet was one of the stand out performances at Down With Jazz 2015. The audience was enamoured with the high-energy performance and infectious rhythms of this group, led by the extremely charismatic and entertaining Sidiki. An ideal summer festival booking.’  Down With Jazz Festival.

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Sidiki Dembele Sextet – Down With Jazz – Dublin, Ireland

In June 2015 Afro-Eire invited Griot Master drummer Sidiki Dembele from Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa to Ireland to to collaborate with members of Manden Express and some of Irelands top jazz musicians. The culmination of the project was a performance at the Down With Jazz festival in Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin organised by the Improvised Music Company.

Sidiki Dembele  – Djembe/ngoni/Kamele n’goni

Paul McElhatton  – Kamele n’goni/Djembe/Percussion

Cote Calmet – Drums

Tommy Moore – Bass

Tom Caraher – Flute/Alto-Sax

Paddy Groenland  – Guitar

Sidiki Dembele Sextet

Sidiki Dembele Sextet