Bassekou Kouyaté


From: Garana, Mali

Sounds Like: Hendrix playing the ngoni lute

Bassekou Kouyaté, The legendary Malian virtuoso of the ngoni lute (“the Hendrix of the ngoni lute” is his unusual yet accurate tag), who has played with Taj Mahal, Paul McCartney, and Damon Albarn, released one of the best albums of 2015 according to Spin. It’s surely one of the most exciting electric sounds coming out of West…

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