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The 16th London African Music Festival presents: KADIALY KOUYATE AND NIRAN OBASA (Senegal/Nigeria)

KADIALY KOUYATE – kora

NIRAN OBASA – piano

 

KADIALY KOUYATE, kora NIRAN OBASA, piano Kadialy Kouyate is a musician, a singer songwriter from Senegal. Born into the great line of Kouyate Griot in Southern Senegal, Kadialy’s mesmerising kora playing and singing style have been appreciated in many prestigious venues as both a soloist and in different ensembles. Niran Obasa is the pianist and keyboard player for The Yoruba Women Choir and Femi and The InRhythms.

“Senegalese kora virtuoso/singer Kadialy Kouyate showcases his fleet-fingered skills on this mesmerizing instrument, complementing it with his hauntingly, darkly beautiful voice, to create a Toumani Diabate – meets-Youssou N’Dour sound.” TIME OUT

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