SEKOU KOUYATE GROUP 19:00
‘Sekou Kouyate is one of Africa’s most exhilarating Kora players’
Date of Representation
20 October 19:00
Categorie A VIP
Jam Session 22:00
SEKOU KOUYATE GROUP
Sekou Kouyate kora & vocal
Carl Winther keyboards
Childo Tomas bass & vocal
Francis Kweku Osei drums & vocal
Not only a great master of the classical musical tradition, the vissionary Guinean virtuoso and multi-instumentalist Sekou Kouyate, set new standards for West African traditional music to enter the stages of contemporary music. Yet preserving the virtues and techniques of the beautiful instrument, and the knowledge he has proudly inherited from his father, ḾBady Kouyate (who toured with Miriam Makeba & Harry Belafonte), and while you know it's still a Kora, the things he does with it, turn it on its head; it's little wonder he's been called the Jimi Hendrix of the instrument.
The sound becomes totally new, exciting waterfalls of notes that are palpably thrilling. He has been called ‘a Musical Genius’ and ‘The most exiting musician to have come out of the New Generation of the African Continent’ and ‘Worlds best Kora player of his Generation’.
Constantly curious and freely experimenting with new sounds, Sekou’s ideas have many sound layers that he extracts from this rich instrument, with its endless possibilities for complex combinations of tones and polyrhythms, and which he performs with great individual expression.