Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba | Miri

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba | Miri

ARTIST: Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba TITLE: Miri LABEL: Out Here At this point in his career, Bassekou Kouyate is synonymous with his instrument, the Malian proto-banjo lute called ngoni. Anything anybody else ever does with the ngoni will be benchmarked against this man, his playing and his innovations. Kouyate’s last two albums have been hard-edged, almost rock-like, reflective of Mali’s trials since 2012’s Northern conflict. On his fifth album, Kouyate returns to his rural routes in Garana, on…

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