Bassekou Kouyate

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Bassekou Kouyate: Miri review – a politically serious but uplifting return to acoustic roots

Neil Spencer

03, Feb, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Bassekou Kouyaté: 'I'm in charge, I'm the boss'
The Malian ngoni player broke with tradition to electrify his instrument and play standing up. Now he’s started singing about women’s freedom

Alex Flood

11, Jun, 2015 @7:51 AM

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Bassekou Kouyaté and Ngoni Ba: Ba Power review – Kouyaté in full command
The ngoni maestro and band have a blast on album no 4

Neil Spencer

19, Apr, 2015 @7:00 AM

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Africa Express in Marseille - review

The music collective rolled into town with performances from Bassekou Kouyate, Jupiter Bokondji and Damon Albarn, among many others, who kept the crowd going all night

Caspar Llewellyn Smith

24, Oct, 2013 @2:26 PM

Mali hits Glastonbury: Rokia Traoré, Fatoumata Diawara and more

Andy Morgan: When music was banned in Mali, the organisers of Glastonbury festival swung into action and invited the country's top acts over. Here's what to look out for

Andy Morgan

18, Jun, 2013 @5:37 PM

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Adelaide festival 2013: week two

The Adelaide festival moves into its final leg with the electronic music strand Unsound and much more. This is where we'll bring you all the action as it happens in text, tweet, sound and vision

Alex Needham, Caspar Llewellyn Smith and Alicia Canter

17, Mar, 2013 @9:20 AM

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WOMADelaide festival 2013 – review

Hugh Masekela and Goran Bregovic made sweltering festival-goers at the WOMADelaide festival in South Australia feel even hotter

Caspar Llewellyn Smith

11, Mar, 2013 @1:45 PM

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Fatoumata Diawara gathers Malian supergroup to record peace song

Group calling themselves Voices United for Mali, featuring Amadou and Mariam, Oumou Sangaré, Bassekou Kouyaté, Vieux Farka Touré, Toumani Diabaté and many others, release song called Peace in response to country's troubles

Caspar Llewellyn Smith

18, Jan, 2013 @11:58 AM

2013 pop preview: Thom Yorke and Flea team up

Plus, the Samantha Cameron-approved Azealia Banks releases her debut album, and Johnny Marr resumes his solo career

Alexis Petridis and Caspar Llewellyn Smith

30, Dec, 2012 @7:00 PM

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Bassekou Kouyate: 'The whole thing is a big jam session'

The Malian player of the ngoni on African Express. Interview by Corinne Jones

Interview by Corinne Jones

25, Aug, 2012 @11:02 PM

Baaba Maal among leading musicians to board the Africa Express

Baaba Maal, Damon Albarn and Bombay Bicycle are among the lineup of musicians who will tour the UK by train in September

Caspar Llewellyn Smith

31, Jul, 2012 @3:34 PM

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AfroCubism – review
The world music supergroup's debut UK concert was a joyous, classy, historic affair, writes Robin Denselow

Robin Denselow

23, Nov, 2010 @11:20 PM

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