Music news from Senegal and Mali!

Here are my souvenirs from Mali and Senegal:)

I’m already planning next time, would you like to join?

In Senegal I made music video. The song was my own Sama xol. Same xol is Wolof language and it means my dear. Wolof is speaken widely in Senegal.

Thank you Yirime Gueye and Yatma Thiam for arranging. Without them this would’n be done. Thank you all the family who participated music video making. The dancer, the percussionist and the man actor are everybody family members. Thank you Myrma Paye, beautiful singer!


In Mali I was playing with my great musicians friends Hawa Dembele, Ousmane Kouyate and Mamadou Kamissoko. We had pleasure have also kalabas player Molo. We made three concerts in Bamako with a great success!!




19.9.2015  11.15. Marjo Smolander and Cheick Cissokho, Porkkanamarkkinat, Tuomiokirkko, Helsinki

19.9.2015 Marjo Smolander and Cheick Cissokho, Sene-Gambian party, Helsinki Viikki

22.9.2015 Marjo Smolander and Cheick Cissokho,

24.10.2015 14:00 Koratrio, the library of Pasila

26.10.2015 Marjo Smolander solo, The Development cooperation week of TaiYo students at Music house

30.10.2015 Marjo Smolander solo, The party of the development cooperation week of TayYo students, Space for free arts

27.10.2015 17:00 Koratrio, the library of Pasila

5.11.2015 16:30 Marjo Smolander solo, The cafe Suvanto in Hakaniemi

8.11.2015 Koratrio, Children’s etnosoi at Malmitalo

11.12.2015  18:00Marjo Smolander solo, Arkadia international bookshop