Music

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba

 
 
Thu, Jul 9, 2015
  • 12PM
 
 
LOCATION:
 
304 Bridge St (Brooklyn)
RUN TIME: 90min
 
 
 
 
 
Free
 
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“In Bassekou's hands it sounded both ancient and utterly contemporary…like some African answer to Hendrix.”
—The Guardian (UK)

Malian powerhouse Bassekou Kouyate and his Ngoni Ba band revitalize the ancient ngoni lute tradition with rock-inflected energy. One of the foremost masters of the instrument, Kouyate has collaborated with the likes of Ali Farka Touré, Toumani Diabaté, Taj Mahal, Youssou N’Dour, and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Comprising four ngonis, two percussionists, and vocals from Kouyate’s wife, Amy Sacko, Ngoni Ba brings its electrifying Malian fusion to Brooklyn.