NickyB chats to Alune Wade
This Senegalese whose real name is Alioune Wade, is a virtuous bass player, singer/songwriter and jazz musician. Alune was born on June, 1978, in Dakar, Senegal. His father, the leader of a symphonic orchestra, infused the music in him. When he was only 13 years old, he chose the bass as the instrument that would follow him through his life. He started to play with local bands in Dakar and began his firsts recordings in friend’s studios when he was 15 years old. Three years later he made an audition that turn him the new bass player of Ismaël Lô, one of the most prestigious musicians of the African continent. The young musician stayed with him for eight years.