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Bassekou Kouyaté  & Ngoni Ba
Phone (866) 920-5299
Price $25.00 - $45.00
Age Suitability All Ages
Categories World Jazz

Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba

Wednesday, Feb 12 7:30p
SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

Every note that Malian master musician Bassekou Kouyate plays on the ngoni, a small four-string lute, embodies a tradition handed down for dozens of generations. As a griot, Kouyate traces his musical lineage back to the wealthy West African empire founded by Sundiata Keita in the 13th century, when his ancestors entertained the royal court. But that’s not to say Kouyate is shackled to the past. Determined to enhance the music’s visibility, he assembled Ngoni Ba, an eight-piece group combining the… Show more

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Bassekou Kouyaté  & Ngoni Ba

"This is Kouyate’s personal vision of his own rich, multicultural nation, and it feels as fresh and imaginative as it does authentic. He just explodes with ideas and energy. " — NPR

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Malian musician Bassekou Kouyate is a master of the lute-like ngoni. ~ Rovi
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201 Franklin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
(866) 920-5299
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