Bassekou Kouyate

Mali

Bassekou Kouyate is one of the true masters of the ngoni, an ancient traditional lute found throughout West Africa, and he has collaborated with many musicians in and outside of Mali, such as Ali Farka Toure, Toumani Diabate, Taj Mahal, Damon Alban, Joachim Kühn…).
He rejoices in an unusual band formation, which includes three players of the n’goni, manifested in its differing tonal sizes and 2 percussionists (talking drum, Yabara, Calebasse). Completed by the fantastic singer Amy Sacko, the band performed already at major festival around the globe (e.g. Glastonbury, Roskilde, Fuji Rock Festival, North Sea jazz Festival, WOMAD). In 2013 the BBC chose Bassekou as “best African artist of the year”. His new CD “Miri” is #1 in the world music charts Europe in February and March 2019 and has be voted as “Best Album of the Year” by Songlines magazine.
Besides Ngoni ba, Bassekou Kouyate is also available for projects in the field of jazz, blues & world music

Bassekou Kouyate: lead ngoni
Amy Sacko: lead vocal
Mamadou Kouyate: ngoni bass
Mahamadou Tounkara: yabara, tama (talking drum)
Moctar Kouyate: calebasse, hi-hat, cymbals
 

28.02.

Wed

Miri World Tour

US-Taos, Daleee at the Solar Center

13.04.

Sat

Bassekou Kouyate & Band

AT-Ebensee, Kino Ebensee

15.04.

Mon

Bassekou Kouyate & Band

DE-Koblenz, Café Hahn

16.04.

Tue

Bassekou Kouyate & Band

DE-Oberhausen, Ebertbad

17.04.

Wed

Bassekou Kouyate & Band

NL-Amsterdam, Concertgebouw

19.04.

Fri

Bassekou Kouyate & Band

NL-Rotterdam, Grounds

20.04.

Sat

Bassekou Kouyate & Band

DE-Karlsruhe, Tollhaus

23.04.

Tue

Bassekou Kouyate & Band

DE-Freiburg, Jazzhaus

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