Posts Tagged ‘Bassekou Kouyate’

African Rhythms, KFAI 05/21/15

May 21, 2015

Sauti Sol at KFAI

Kenyan singing sensations Sauti Sol stopped by African Rhythms today (prior to their show tonight at Club C’est La Vie) and floored us with a couple of songs. There was also new music from NnekaNovalima, and Alune Wade & Harold López-Nussa (a new Cuban/Senegalese collaboration), lots more old & new including a 1973 track by… The Beach Boys (you’ll have to listen to find out why)! Check it: to you by KFAI – 90.3 FM Minneapolis – 106.7 FM St. Paul.


African Rhythms, KFAI 05/14/15

May 14, 2015

Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba

New music from Bassekou Kouyaté and Ngoni Ba, Tunisian oud master SMADJ, and Congolese/French modernists Mbongwana Star along with classic sounds from South Africa, Mauritania, Madagascar, Jamaica and Cuba on today’s African Rhythms — listen now: by KFAI – 90.3 FM Minneapolis – 106.7 FM St. Paul.



June 28, 2010

A sneak preview of the musical summit meeting of Cuban and Malian master musicians assembled by World Circuit Records.

Bassekou Kouyate

June 27, 2008

Very cool mini-doc on Malian ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate. Be sure to also take a look at Out Here’s two part (one) (two) electronic press kit put together for the release of Bassekou’s wonderful album, Segu Blue.

Segu Blue

November 3, 2007

I’ve already started putting together a best albums of 2007 list and it’s very possible that the best album of the year is Segu Blue by Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba. Over the past few years I’ve become a fervent fan of contemporary music from Mali. How many great artists have arisen from there: Ali Farka Toure, Toumani Diabate, Oumou Sangare, Amadou and Mariam, Tinariwen, Lobi Traore, Zani Diabate… And now the ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate who has played with Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate steps forward with a stunningly beautiful album. Check Out Here’s Segu Blue web page for sound samples.