55 Davis Square
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144

Boston Debut

The music that Bassekou Kouyate and his three ngoni accompanists coax from this simple instrument is extraordinary—intricately woven lines, crisp bluesy riffs and funky ostinato patterns, along with wild rocking solos. Add the lilting griot melodies from Ami Sacko, Bassekou’s wife, and the driving West African rhythms of a percussionist, and you’ve got one of the hottest new bands from Mali.

Official Website: http://www.worldmusic.org/concerts_event_indiv.php?p_seq=788

Added by World Music on December 30, 2009

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