Noubi, an “afro-coustik” trio, inspired by sounds & rhythms of traditionnal West Africa music, invite you into their eclectic universe of folk, pop, reggae, funk and jazz. Ibnou Ndiaye’s mystical voice along with his cajón and guitar playing, alongside Vincent Perreault’s lead guitar and Carlo Birri’s bass will take you on a musical journey with their afro-acoustic repertoire.
Seated on his cajón, guitar in hand, songwriter and composer Noubi performs his inspirations drawn from everyday life in West Africa and takes us into the streets of the old continent. He grew up in a music-loving family in Senegal, where an uncle initiated him to the guitar. After several years in France, he settled in Canada in 2016. His first musical steps were taken in Saint-Louis, Senegal, with Ndiol’Or Folk.
His identity has been nurtured by his stage experience, in particular alongside Mino Cinelu (Festival de Jazz de Saint-Louis), Daby Touré (Festival Africa Muret) and Pape & Cheikh. The affinity between his guitar and his voice is the essence of his style, which he developed in the Noubi group. Through Noubi Trio, the artist offers his original compositions while sometimes bringing traditional African classics up to date. His songs often touch on contemporary issues such as migration and violence against women. In 2017, Noubi Trio received the Syli de bronze of world music. Noubi Trio also received several awards in the MUZ 2017 showcase: Coup de cœur ICI Musique (Radio-Canada), Audience Choice, Coup de cœur of the Festival des Traditions du Monde de Sherbrooke and finally Coup de cœur du Quartier des Spectacles. In 2018, the group was the ambassador of the Syli d’Or in the company of Bonsa and kicked off the 12th edition !
Noubi is currently preparing the release of his album Couleur Terre, whose launching concert is scheduled for July 14 at Le Ministère.