Friday 3 July 2020
Join the electro sabar dance party when this outfit starts the rhythms

Ready for a hot dance party? Guiss Guiss Bou Bess is a hectic mix of colourful visuals, pulsating electronic mixes and traditional Senegalese percussion and mbalax. 

Guiss Guiss Bou Bess is the encounter of two artists and two worlds: Mor Talla Seck from Senegal and Stéphane Costantini from France. 

Guiss Guiss Bou Bess translates to 'new visions'. Through their musical exchange, Costantini and Seck fuse electronic music and West African music, in particular sabar (Senegalese drum) and the Senegalese mbalax dance music genre. 

They call their enticing mix electro-sabar, and it speaks directly to your dancing body! 

Seck and Costantini joined with video artist Benjamin Richard to produce their first video, Jigueenu Africa, featuring scenes of Dakar street dances. Richard’s scenes of Senegal life feature in the live show alongside clips of Mor Talla Seck’s father, the late Alla Seck, renowned dancer and lyricist in Youssou N’Dour’s original Étoile de Dakar. 

The band says their mission is to spread the living cultural legacy of mbalax to a broader public. Their trance-inducing mix of pulsing electronic constructions turbo-charged with multi-layered sabar rhythms seems like an excellent way of achieving it.