Bassekou Kouyaté and Ngoni Ba

( Malis )

• Two BBC Radio 3 Awards (‘Best Album’ and ‘Best African Artist’).
• Nomination for a Grammy Award.
• #1 on the 2013 World Music Charts Europe (by Mojo and Uncut).
• ‘Artist Of the Year’ for 2014 (by Songlines).
• Has played with Toumani Diabate, Taj Mahal, Paul McCartney, John Paul Jones, Damon Albarn.

Bassekou Kouyaté – a veteran of hundreds of worldwide concerts including major festival appearances at Glastonbury, Roskilde and WOMAD. Following two years of worldwide touring for the much heralded Jama Ko album, Bassekou’s band, Ngoni Ba, has turned up the volume and dynamics significantly and Bassekou’s masterful ngoni playing has achieved a new level of intensity that can only be called: afro-rock.

Group video

Line up

Bassekou Kouyate: lead ngoni
Amy Sacko: lead vocal
Mamadou Kouyate: ngoni bass
Mahamadou Tounkara: yabara, tama (percussions)
Moctar Kouyate: calebasse

Upcoming concerts

March 28th 7pm club “Oaze, Kaunas
March 29th 7pm KEISTUOLIAI Theatre, Vilnius