We’re super excited to have Senegalese artist Kadialy Kouyate back at Muxima sharing they’re mesmerising kora playing…
“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
Kadialy Kouyate performs original music inspired by the West African griot repertoire. Born into the great line of Kouyate griots in Southern Senegal, Kadialy’s mesmerising kora playing and singing style have been welcomed in many prestigious venues as both a soloist and in different ensembles, including the Royal Festival Hall, O2 Arena, Union Chapel and WOMAD.
In 2008, Kadialy represented the kora for the first time at the “2do Festival Mundial Del Arpa” in Paraguay. In 2011 an exciting new project with renowned Senegalese musician Baaba Maal resulted in headlining the WOMAD stage. In May 2012 Kadialy performed in a unique production of the Royal Shakespeare Company of Julius Caesar set in Africa, directed by Gregory Doran, working alongside renowned actors. The production toured the UK, Russia and the USA for 7 month in total.
Kadialy has also done numerous radio appearances: BBC Radio 3 ‘World Routes’, ’Late Junction’, Charlie Gillett’s ‘World of Music’, BBC World Service. European and International tours.
Kadialy’s critically acclaimed recent album Rhythms of the Atlantic was released in January 2015. A collaboration with a Venezuelan harp Player, Leonard Jacome. Two musicians from different ends of the Atlantic Ocean who share rhythms, melodies and virtuosity as a common passion.”