Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba Begin North American Tour to Promote I Speak Fula

Bassekou Kouyate at Territorios Sevilla 2009 - Photo by Eduardo G. Magaña
Bassekou Kouyate at Territorios Sevilla 2009 – Photo by Eduardo G. Magaña
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba’s second album, I Speak Fula, was released on February 2nd in North America. Bassekou plays on the title track of banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck’s Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 – Africa Sessions, which won Best Contemporary World Music Album and Best Pop Instrumental Performance at the Grammy’s last week.

Basekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba just kicked off a 58-date tour of the United States and Canada, half of which is with Bela Fleck.

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Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba tour dates:

02/02, Tue Durango, CO Community Concert Hall at FLC **with Bela Fleck

02/03, Wed Santa Fe, NM Lensic Performing Arts Center **with Bela Fleck

02/04, Thu Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre **with Bela Fleck

02/05, Fri Aspen, CO Wheeler Opera House **with Bela Fleck

02/06, Sat Grand Junction, CO Avalon Theater **with Bela Fleck

02/08, Mon Boulder, CO Boulder Theatre **with Bela Fleck

02/10, Wed Dallas, TX Granada Theatre **with Bela Fleck

02/11, Thu Oxford, MS Lyric Theatre **with Bela Fleck

02/12, Fri Murray, KY Lovett Auditorium – Murray State University **with Bela Fleck

02/13, Sat Lawrence, KS Liberty Hall **with Bela Fleck

02/14, Sun Urbana, IL Canopy Club **with Bela Fleck

02/16, Tue Oberlin, OH Oberlin’s Finney Chapel **with Bela Fleck

02/17, Wed Ann Arbor, MI University of Michigan-Hill Auditorium **with Bela Fleck)

02/18, Thu Athens, OH Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium **with Bela Fleck

02/19, Fri Indianapolis, IN Butler University/Clowes Hall **with Bela Fleck

02/20, Sat Omaha, NE Holland PAC **with Bela Fleck

02/21, Sun Chicago, IL Old Town School of Folk Music **with Bela Fleck

02/22, Mon Hamilton, OH Miami University-Parrish Auditorium **with Bela Fleck

02/24, Wed Wilmington, DE Grand Opera House **with Bela Fleck

02/25, Thu Storrs, CT U Conn-Storrs/Jorgenson Center for Performing Arts **with Bela Fleck

02/26, Fri Waterville, ME Opera House **with Bela Fleck

02/27, Sat Lewisburg, PA Bucknell University-Weis Center **with Bela Fleck

03/01, Mon Ottawa, ON CND Dominion-Chalmers United Church **with Bela Fleck

03/02, Tue Brunswick, ME Bowdoin College **with Bela Fleck

03/03, Wed State College, PA Eisenhower Auditorium **with Bela Fleck

03/04, Thu Roanoke, VA Jefferson Center **with Bela Fleck

03/05, Fri Frederick, MD Weinberg Center ** with Bela Fleck

03/06, Sat Atlanta, GA Rialto Center **with Bela Fleck

03/08, Mon Orlando, FL Plaza Theater **with Bela Fleck

03/09, Tue Fort Pierce, FL Sunrise Theatre **with Bela Fleck

03/10, Wed Jacksonville, FL Florida Theater **with Bela Fleck

03/11, Thu Tuscaloosa, AL BAMA Theater **with Bela Fleck

03/12, Fri Asheville, NC Orange Peel **with Bela Fleck

03/14, Sun Vancouver, BC Vancouver Olympics

03/15, Mon Whistler, BC Vancouver Olympics

03/16, Tue Seattle, WA The Triple Door

03/17, Wed Portland, OR Berbati’s Pan

03/18, Thu San Francisco, CA Slims

03/19, Fri Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theater

03/20, Sat Los Angeles, CA Getty Center

03/21, Sun Los Angeles, CA Getty Center

03/24, Wed Troy, NY Sanctuary for Independent Media

03/26, Fri New York, NY Zankel Hall (at Carnegie Hall)

03/27, Sat Somerville, MA Somerville Theater

03/28, Sun Rockland, ME The Strand

03/31, Wed Burlington, VT Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

04/01, Thu Portsmouth, NH Music Hall

04/02, Fri Savannah, GA Savannah Music Festival

04/03, Sat Savannah, GA Savannah Music Festival

04/07, Wed St. Louis, MO Lee Theatre, Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center

04/09, Fri Minneapolis, MN Venue TBD

04/10, Sat Minneapolis, MN The Cedar

04/15, Thu Las Cruces, NM NMSU Music Recital Hall

04/16, Fri Albuquerque, NM Outpost Performance Space

04/17, Sat Austin, TX Venue TBD

04/18, Sun Houston, TX Houston International Festival

04/22, Thu Lafayette, LA Festival International

04/23, Fri Lafayette, LA Festival International

06/09, Wed Charleston, SC Spoleto Festival USA

06/17, Thu New Haven, CT Festival of Arts & Ideas @ Yale Courtyard

Author: World Music Central News Department

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