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Mamadou Kouyaté

Mamadou Kouyaté

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Artist Information

Performance year with AKMI:
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
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Country of Origin:
Mali

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Mamadou Kouyaté, the eldest son of ngoni maestro Bassekou Kouyaté, underpins the music with punchy bass lines on a large ngoni, West Africa’s oldest string instrument. One of the members of Trio Da Kali, who hail from the Mande culture of Mali, from a heritage of distinguished griots, the caste of specialist hereditary musical artisans. They bring a fresh, contemporary, creative twist to their musical art, breathing new life back into this ancient tradition. Their performances offer a rare glimpse into the soul of the art of the griot, celebrating the African continent’s finest, most subtle and sublime music.

Performances

Name Performance Year With AKMI
Trio Da Kali 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Kronos Quartet & Trio Da Kali 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Bassekou Kouyaté and Garana Roots 2016