Balimaya Project was formed in 2019 by percussionist Yahael Camara Onono, a second generation Londoner whose rich West African musical heritage, coupled with his musical experiences in the UK, inspired him to bridge the gap between the diaspora and West Africa. This group is built on the foundation of forging musical and cultural ties, from a place of integrity, authenticity and inspiration. Balimaya uses the repertoire of the Mande peoples of Senegal and Mali as the bridge to bring the folkloric West African music, together with Jazz and the sounds of Black London, to create something different.
Technical rider (equipment needed):Yahael Camara Onono Band leaderDjembe- 1 mic -seat -Monitor -1 vocal micYohan Kebede Keyboard-Nord - Keyboard stand -seat -Monitor Jonathan Moko Bass Bass amp needed- 1 bass amp (head) & 1 4x10 bass cab- monitor- 1 vocal micGodwin Sonzi Guitar- Amp - Monitor Triston Dubison Drums- Drum Kit (ideal spec) 12” TOM 14” TOM 16” FLOORTOM 22” BASS DRUM 4X CYMBAL STANDS, SNARE STAND, HI-HAT STAND - drum stool- Monitor Horns (4 people) Ife Ogunjobi, Nathaniel Cross, Joe Bristow, Elias Ntiamoah Atkinson- 2 x Trombone - 2 x Trumpet- 4 mics -2 monitors- 4x ShieldsNfamady Kouyate Balafon : -two mics -keyboard stand - Monitor- 1 vocal micJali Bakary Konte Kora - Amp - Seat - Monitor Aboubakar Konate Kamelen Ngoni- Amp - Seat - monitor Dounoun Skanda Sabbagh-Dounounba - 1 x Bass Drum mic - Kenkeni- 1 x Dynamic mic- seat - monitorSangban - keyboard stand - dynamic mic (this isn't another band member it is played by different band members depending on the song)Ayan Michael, Moses Olukayode, Paul Goumou Talking drummers- -3 seats - 3 dynamic mics- 1 MonitorAdeegun Crispin Robinson Congas:- 3 LP Classic series Congas - 2 Congas, 1 Tumba - drumstool - Monitor and 3mics (quinto, conga Tumba)- 1 vocal micAccomodation: Single rooms are preferred/ 8x double rooms to accommodate band within a short distance from venue - Wifi and breakfast provided Food: Please provide (insert number) 16 Hot meals before going on stage/ meal tokens/£20 per musician as perdiem (halal)Dressing Room/Green Room: a spacious lockable dressing room should be provided with the key or code presented to the band leader/tourmanager on arrival at the venue. charging stations if possible!Transportation: Transportation provided for (all tickets and transfers if outside of London) Pick up/drop off at the airport/train station transport to and from accommodation to venue Important Items:bottles of water(insert number) Towelssoft drinks/ drinks tokens Coffee/tea Station with milk sugar large fruit tray and snacks