Ba Balance – Groovy Afro Blues experience

Ba Balance is a two man band with Danish guitarist Preben Carlsen and Gambian percussionist Sal Dibba introducing their personal blend of groovy Afro Blues. They will let us into their universe on Friday the 13th at 10pm in Kassehuset.

The two experienced musicians has performed with various artists during the last couple of years at Roskilde Festival (DK), Copenhagen Jazzfestival (DK), Mela Festival (NO), Zauti sa Busazara (Zanzibar) The live release was to open for a sold out concert with Tamikrest in Copenhagen.

Preben Carlsen grew up in a windy village on the West coast of Denmark where Blues Rock was all around. From villager to world citizen he discovered the African continent and fell in love with the music. That Preben Carlsen has a sound and feeling for the music of sub-Saharan Africa is clear and no accident. It has been nurtured and developed through 20 years of travelling, meetings and collaborations with masters such as Toumani Diabate, A.B. Crentsil, Bassekou Kouyate, Pa Bobo Jobarteh, Koo Nimo, the musicians from Ballét Djoliba, Harouna Samake and even Pee Wee Ellis. Alongside his own projects Carlsen is the regular guitarist, bass player and a collaborative arranger for various soloists, not least Dawda Jobarteh and Moussa Diallo.

It was during his many international tours that Preben began composing the music which has now resulted in the album ‘Around The Crocodile Pond’. Sal Dibba grew up in Bakau, a vibrant town on the Gambian coast famed for its sacred crocodile pond. It was from here that he began his musical career and embarked on a journey that would eventually bring him to Scandinavia. Over the years Sal has refined
his unique style, playing with and learning from some of the great masters of West African traditional percussion & contemporary Western music. He has collaborated with international musicians including Tony Allen, Toumani Diabate, Titiyo among others.

In 2019 Dibba & Carlsen created Ba Balance.

The concert is arranged in collaboration with the great Spillestedet Thy