Senegal’s Carlou D is a rising global star with a powerful voice. Since leaving socially conscious hip-hop collective Positive Black Soul, he has forged his own distinct path, developing a sound that blends traditional Senegalese instruments with contemporary influences and collaborating with stellar compatriots like Youssou N’Dour.

His powerful voice and deft guitar playing are wonders to behold, and, backed by a full band featuring acoustic guitars, bass, kora and percussion, his appearance at the Set is sure to be one of the Festival’s most inspiring moments.