Henri is based in London and performs western African folk music mainly from Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Kongo using an acoustic guitar and vocals. He also plays various African percussions like the djembe, sabar, assiko and congas


When not performing solo, he leads the group Kasumai with a dynamic percussion section contributing secular and spiritual rhythms. This ensemble may incorporate a variety of instruments including balafon, violin, saxophone, drums, bass and dancers.

He has shared stage with Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Angelique Kidjo, Alpha Blondy, Baaba Maal, Zap Mama, Pape and Cheikh, Donald Byrd, Rokia Traore, Amadou et Mariam, Oliver Mtukudzi, Angelique Kidjo, Habib Koite, Mahlatini and various other traditional and ethnic musicians.

Henri  is available for workshops is schools and corporate team building days in London, Greater London and the Home Counties.


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  1. Me and my business partner are using every penny we have to set up an organisation helping link grass roots artists , poets , photographers and any other creatives expressing themselves through some form of art who are from anywhere on the west coast of Africa with other artists and creatives around the world is our aim. To help exchange ideas and views, cultures and ways of Life. And help use that to make a difference vin their communities…the possibilities are endless…..we are compete in the budapest to Bamako rally in January as the launch of our organisation and have already got Artists in NYC, Sweden, Portugal, France and more ready to get involved..it’s going to be amazing….we send holding a street art event launch party in leake street banksey tunnel in November where we will have African food, poetry . An art raffle and the truck for the rally will and be spray painted by done amazing artists live and other things and we hope your music..
    Please let us know your best price and even though we are doing what we are doing with our product we do not expect you to do it for free..we all have to eat? And it will be well worth the money and hopefully will make people want to donate more because the day was Really good and they had a good time ? would love to know prices

  2. To whom it may concern,

    Able Child Africa is a leading charity in the UK specialising in disability in Africa. We work with five partner organisations based in East and Southern Africa. We want to see a world in which all disabled children are able to achieve their full potential and fully participate in the world around them.

    We are holding our annual donor dinner in early November, an prestigious event which attracts a mixture of charity trustees, individual donors and sponsors. Last year the event was held in the Inner Temple and there were 110 attendees.

    For this year’s event, we are currently looking for an African musician based in London to provide some entertainment on the night. Could you suggest any African musician who would be willing to play on the night free of charge or at a very reduced charity rate?

    If you would like more information about where we work and what we do, please visit our website (www.ablechildafrica.org)

    Kind regards,

    Dave Baines

    Administrative Intern

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