Bakk Lamp Fall's music is contemporary fusion with strong roots in the Baye Fall tradition from Touba (Senegal). The line up of the band combines an outstanding West-African percussion section with some of the finest UK instrumentalists, topped with the outstanding vocal power of their Senegalese singer Khadim Sarr.
Bakk Lamp Fall (based in Brighton, UK) originally came together at the old West Pier where some of the current band members would meet during their summer jam sessions at the beach.
November 2009 was their first performance as a band at the Prince Albert (a small bar on Western Road in Brighton).
And since then Bakk Lamp Fall have played more than 200 gigs throughout the UK.
Their first released album is called: Fegn Sakh (Forever Rising) and came out in 2011, a new album is currently in the making (release date to be confirmed).
"The meaning of our music is to bring light into darkness", says lead singer Khadim Sarr.
“Bakk Lamp Fall” is Wolof (language of Senegal) and literally translated it means: PLAY LAMP FALL
BAKK = play
LAMP FALL = (the name of) the man who first created the instrument called ‘khin’ (type of drum) along with his particular rhythm referred to as: Yanui-mum
Lamp Fall a.k.a. Ibrahima Fall is also the starter of the Baye Fall tradition.
At the start and end of each concert you will hear them play the Yanui-mum rhythm in honor of Lamp Fall.