Although he’s best known for his involvement in the Playing for Change project as a drummer, Mohammed Alidu has been developing a reputation as a singer/songwriter and performer. He’s released two solo albums and is currently working on a third album as we speak. 

On album title track, “Land of Fire,” you’ll hear elements of Alidu’s 1000 year family musical legacy of Bizung rhythms mixed with more modern recording techniques and Western arrangements. And lyrically, Alidu talks about the beauty of his homeland and of the continent of Africa in a way that will make you want to go there to see it yourself. 

Alidu will be on a short, bicoastal tour and it’ll include two NYC area dates – March 28th at the Shrine in Harlem, and March 31st at Arlene’s Grocery in the Lower East Side.