Biography

Vocalist, songwriter, percussionist and luthier, was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, in a family of musicians.

He grew up listening to the songs of his mother, mix Fullah and Mandingo, and assimilating the rhythms that his grandfather played on the drums, experiences that have marked his musical identity.

From an early age Seydu was an integrant of the ” Sierraleonean National Dance Troupe “, founded by his grandfather.

With this troupe he traveled to Nigeria where he lived in the commune of Fela Kuti.

At the age of 20 he moved to Spain, where he studied music and formed different bands of jazz, afro, latin, reggae, etc

He played with great artists like: Stevie Wonder (in Spain) Alejandro Sanz, Kiko Veneno, Auserón Santiago, Miguel Bosé, Rosario Flores, Ketama, Serrat, Kepa Junkera, Youssou N’Dour, Lokua kanza, etc.

Seydu founded the NGO “Diamond Child School of arts & culture” in 2005 to provide an opportunity for disadvantaged children and youth in his country.

Seydu’s new álbum “Sadaka (The gift)” was conceived as the fruit of gratitude to the great life experience lived in Diamond Child School.

“Sadaka” is a reflexion of give and receive.

It will be published in 2015.

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