MOMI MAIGA – NIO (quartet)
The sound of Kora relaxes you, attending a Nio concert transforms you.
Nio means soul in Mandinka, the native language of the young Senegalese musician, singer and composer Momi Maiga. Kora and voice are his vehicle to transmit reflections on human values. Together with the Catalan percussionist Aleix Tobias Sabater, the excellent Marçal Ayats on cello, and the Mexican violinist Carlos Montfort, Nio becomes magic for all the senses. A dynamic and constant dialogue between cultures. Casamance, Mexico and Catalonia merge in a sea of transcontinental sounds and rhythms that surprise at every second.
Momi’s warm voice dances among the twenty-two strings of the Kora. He is majestically accompanied by the bow of Marçal’s cello, the delicate and almost transparent percussion sounds of Aleix Tobias and the multiple sound effects of Carlos Monfort’s violin. Fusion and emotion are the pillars of this vibrant, energetic and deep performance.
The soul of the show comes alive with the presence of the four musicians together on stage, who immediately captivate the audience.
Momi Maiga – Kora and vocals
Carlos Montfort – Violin and vocals
Aleix Tobias – Drums and Percussions
Marçal Ayats – Cello and vocals