First artist announcement for Dathliad Cymru-Affrica Festival

We are super excited to announce our first artist for Dathliad Cymru-Affrica, the great Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba (Mali). Bassekou Kouyaté is one of the true masters of the ngoni, an ancient traditional lute found throughout West Africa, and is respected as one of Africa’s premier global artists. Bassekou is recognised as both an innovator and a stronghold of traditional Malian music, and has collaborated with the likes of Ali Farka Touré, Toumani Diabate, Taj Mahal and in 2016 joined the Africa Express tour along with Damon Albarn and Paul Weller. Bassekou’s recent album ‘Miri’ (Dream in Bamana) topped the World Music Charts Europe in February 2019 and was voted ‘Best Album of the Year’ by Songlines magazine.
They will play both weekends (Bethesda and Cardiff).
Ticket sale links will be live soon!

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba holding Malian instrument the ngoni (lute)

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