Three leading instrumentalists from West Africa are set to perform at the Jazz Café in London, UK on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. The show will feature Mamadou Diabaté (Burkina Faso), Diabel Cissokho (Senegal) and Sourakata Koité (Senegal).
Mamadou Diabate (not to be confused with the kora player with the same name) is a balafon maestro and composer born in Burkina Faso with an impressive technique.
Diabel Cissokho was Baaba Maal’s kora player. He has toured internationally with his family’s band Bannaya, as well as with renowned musicians like Cheikh Lo, Ernest Ranglin and Youssou N’Dour.
Sourakata Koite is a Paris-based kora master from Senegal. His 1984 debut album En Hollande was reissued by Awesome Tapes From Africa.
Jazz Café, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PG, UK