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Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba posing with ngonis of different sizes Photo Credit: Thomas Dorn

Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba

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Date
Monday 5 June 2023 7:30pm
Venue
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Tickets: £24.50

Duration:

2 hours

Recommended Age:
Suitable for all

Bassekou Kouyate is one of the true masters of the ngoni, an ancient traditional lute found throughout West Africa, and is respected as one of Africa’s premier global artists.

His band, Ngoni Ba, includes ngoni players (featuring ngonis with differing tonal sizes), percussionists (talking drum, Yabara, Calebasse) and the fantastic singer Amy Sacko. Together they have revolutionised the sound of the ngoni, and radically fired centuries of griot tradition into the future. 

Bassekou is recognised as both an innovator and a stronghold of traditional Malian music, and has collaborated with the likes of Ali Farka Toure, Toumani Diabate, Taj Mahal, and The Kronos Quartet, and in 2016 joined the Africa Express tour along with Damon Albarn and Paul Weller. 

Bassekou's recent album “Miri” ('dream' in Bamana) topped the World Music Charts Europe in February 2019 and was voted “Best Album of the Year” by Songlines magazine. Incredible dexterity and stunning music from one of Africa’s music visionaries.

Defiant, angry new music from Mali, by the world’s greatest exponent of the ngoni, the ancient West African lute 

- The Guardian