BIG & Sous L'Arbre Acoustik
BIG is an artist from Dakar, Senegal, and his musicians are known as "Sous L'Arbre Acoustik." He formed his music group in 2012 in Ouakam (a popular neighborhood of Dakar in Senegal) where a group of friends would meet to drink tea and play music daily under a palaver tree outside of his house. For the past several years, this tree has been a daily meeting place for friends and community to spend time together. His music style includes afro acoustic, afro jazz, and reggae, with songs sung in Wolof, Sérére, Pulaar, French, and English. His music has a unique captivating quality inﬂuenced by sounds and rhythms fro all over Africa.
BIG & Sous L'Arbre Acoustik were recently scheduled to play at the Canterbury Festival in England in October 2019. They also showcased as one of three groups to represent emerging talent in Senegal at the first edition of Music in Africa's ACCES in 2017. BIG has also participated in many local festivals including International Festival of Jazz in Saint Louis, as well as attended international ones such as Visa for Music and MAPAS.
BIG has shared the stage with several well known Senegalese artists such as CHEIKH LÔ, MAO SIDIBÉ, YORO NDIAYE, MAREMA, NABY, and more.