Bassekou Kouyate

Bassekou Kouyate

Thursday, October 30, 7:00 p.m.

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“Through technique, technology and open ears, Mr. Kouyate hurls the ngoni into the 21st century.” —The New York Times

One of Africa’s greatest instrumentalists, Bassekou Kouyate is joined by his band Ngoni Ba. Bassekou is a virtuoso picker and is renowned for his mastery of the ngoni, an ancient traditional “spike lute” and an ancestor of the banjo.

This program is part of the Mali Now festival celebrating contemporary Malian music, culture, and politics.

Tickets to this event include Museum admission.

Bring the kids for $1

Presented in collaboration with World Music Institute.

Above: Bassekou Kouyate photo courtesy of World Music Institute.

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