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Sahara Soul: Bassekou Kouyate + Ngoni Ba + Tamikrest + Sidi Touré
This event takes place at Barbican Centre, which has achieved Silver Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Bassekou Kouyate is a master of the ngoni, a lute-like instrument from West Africa. The Guardian describes him as an 'African answer to Hendrix'.
Bassekou Kouyate tour dates
The brightest new band to come out of the Sahara. "A 21st century rock group who just happen to live in the middle of the desert" - Mojo magazine. When Tamikrest stepped onto the scene in 2010 the stakes were raised. They took generators deep into the desert in search of the perfect synthesis of their traditional chants, ritual drumming and loping rhythms with the music of their heroes, Pink Floyd and Bob Marley. The hypnotic dub, a psychedelic blues and an almost supernatural kind of desert-garage mixed with an enchanted ancient mystique.
Tamikrest tour dates
Sidi Touré is a singer/songwriter from Bamako, Mali. His music is a type of songhaï blues. He started his career in the Sonhaï Stars, a regional orchestra. In 1984 and in 1986 he won best singer at a Mali National Bienale with an original song. He has collaborated with Kassemady Diabaté, and appeared on Vincent Moon's Take-Away Show.
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