All About Jazz

Home » Tag Center » Tag: Bassekou Kouyate

Content by tag "Bassekou Kouyate"

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Leni Stern: Finally The Fame Has Come

Read "Leni Stern: Finally The Fame Has Come" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Leni Stern has long been a triumphant voice of inspiration. The truth and steadfast beauty of her lyrics and music has touched many hearts around the world.

Recognition is a slippery slope, especially when one is not seeking or prioritizing it. Stern has stayed true to her roots and focused her impressive compositions, vocals, ...

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba: Ba Power

Read "Ba Power" reviewed by James Nadal

African music is on an unprecedented upward spiral in terms of popularity and global recognition. Each country within Africa is subdivided into local provinces and territories, each with their own cultural traits and traditions. Mali, of course is no exception and has been in the forefront of this musical revival. Bassekou Kouyaté is a prominent representative ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Kanaga System Krush Announces Tiécoro Sissoko's "Keme Borama"

Since the country of Mali has suffered a ban on music by Islamist militants, artists from around the world have come together to campaign towards promoting the culture and music of Mali. Musicians such as Toumani Diabate, Fatoumata Diawara, Amadou & Mariam, Bassekou Kouyate and Rokia Traore are a few of the most outspoken advocates of ...

NEWS: RECORDING

KSK To Release "Keme Borama" from the late Tiécoro Sissoko

KSK To Release "Keme Borama" from the late Tiécoro Sissoko

Since the country of Mali has suffered a ban on music by Islamist militants, artists from around the world have come together to campaign towards promoting the culture and music of Mali. Musicians such as Toumani Diabaté, Fatoumata Diawara, Amadou & Mariam, and Bassekou Kouyate are a few of the most outspoken advocates of Malian musical ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Moers Festival: Moers, Germany, May 17-20, 2013

Read "Moers Festival: Moers, Germany, May 17-20, 2013" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Moers Festival 2013
Moers, Germany
May 17-19, 2013
The internationally renowned Moers Festival again arrived at a turning point, with its 42nd edition. It was the last edition with the famous blue marquee in the vast Castle-park of the city of Moers. Next year, the festival will continue in a reconstructed solid hall, an old covered ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Bassekou Kouyate / Tamikrest / Sidi Toure: London, January 26, 2013

Read "Bassekou Kouyate / Tamikrest / Sidi Toure: London, January 26, 2013" reviewed by Chris May

Bassekou Kouyate / Tamikrest / Sidi Toure
Barbican
London
January 26, 2013

Ten days earlier, the vibe at this Malian package show--billed as Sahara Soul--would likely have been jumpy rather than joyful. The northern half of Mali seemed secure in the hands of Islamist invaders, who were intent on destroying the region's indigenous music and ...

ARTICLE: AFRICAN JAZZ

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba: Jama Ko

Read "Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba: Jama Ko" reviewed by Chris May

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba

Jama Ko

Out/Here

2013

Malian ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate and his band, Ngoni Ba's third album continues the increasingly outward-looking trajectory of its predecessors. The debut, the lovely Segu Blue (Out/Here, 2007), was unadorned roots music. Its follow-up, the more visceral I Speak Fula (Out/Here, 2010), wove ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Back Home in Mali, Khaira Arby Wins National Award

The Tamani d'Or: Mali Lavishes Love on Crossover Indie Darling and Pioneering Singer Khaira Arby with an Achievement Award

It's a rare artist who can take the U.S. media and SXSW by storm while garnering profound respect as a cultural leader in her homeland. And it's even rarer when that artist can keep true to her ...