Wednesday, 5 October 2016


Following up the previous post, a quick dip into the archive brought me this wonderful concert recorded in RASA, Utrecht by the ConcertZender.
Bassekou Kouyate & N'goni Ba avec Tamikrest (2013.Jan.31, RASA Utrecht)

Sahara Soul - A night of Malian music

2013.Jan.31, RASA: Bassekou Kouyate with Ngoni Ba & Tamikrest (in this page are also some videos from both groups, as promos for the Malian night)
Google translation: Sahara Soul pays homage to Mali plagued by a devastating instability. Two contemporary groups share the stage to hear a united voice from the musically rich West African country: Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba and Tamikrest. Bassekou comes from South Mali and is rooted in the Mamana tradition. Worldwide it is known the museum instrument the ngoni, the predecessor of the banjo, to rock a lot. With his new album "Jama Ko" he says, "You may be rich or poor, Muslim or Christian, let's get together and enjoy ourselves."
From the north, near the borders of Algeria, get the Tuareg of Tamikrest. Their hypnotic blues is inextricably linked with a revolutionary spirit.


audio not splitted up into individual tracks, so the following parts:
1.concert Bassekou Kouyate (63:25) / 2.N'goni Ba avec Tamikrest (11:00) / 3.Tamikrest (7:32, short part of concert)
source: broadcasted by ConcertZender World Music Night (2014.May.04, Night)


  1. Thanks for this one. I think another show possibly from London was also available via BBC. Possibly one of the Prom series?

    Anyway, seen these two many times and I'd go again tomorrow if they were around.

    Incidentally, Trio da Kali's bass ngoni player is, of course, Bassekou's eldest son and Hawa the female singer is Kasse Mady Diabate's eldest daughter. And the story goes on.

    1. =>doyadig
      Bassekou Kouyate and Tamikrest did a tour in early 2013, there are several videos on youtube, am not aware about other recordings.
      Trio da Kali did , together with Bassekou & N'goni Ba, the World Routes Prom in 2013.August.
      On the BBC is a longer video of the Trio da Kali concert from 2016.Jan available, will update the previous RASA post with the link.