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BKO Quintet from Bamako, Mali at Clock Out Lounge Sept 20

Hello African music lovers,
ALIA Prod, Crooked Trails/Sounds Over Seattle, and the Clock Out Lounge welcome the BKO Quintet from Bamako, Mali on their debut US tour:

When: Thursday, September 20 @ 8 PM
Where: Clock-Out Lounge, 4864 Beacon Ave. S. Seattle
Who: 21 and over
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

BKO Quintet combines two distinct musical traditions of Mali into one seamless performance with an urban edge. The group was instigated by drummer Aymeric Krol and djembe player Ibrahima Sarr (Oumou Sangare). Aymeric credits Ibrahima with the idea to combine the sounds of the donsongoni (hunter’s harp) with the djelingoni (the harp of the griots). Breaking with centuries of tradition, BKO takes these two traditions and forges a new sound that speaks to modern day Mali.



Vieux Farka Toure at the Crocodile October 9

Hi African Music Nite fans,
Here’s a great show you won’t want to miss! – Claire

Vieux Farka Toure
Fri, October 9, 2015

8:00 pm @ The Crocodile
Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Toure was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981, the son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Toure. His 2012 album The Tel Aviv Session (Cumbancha), a collaborative project with Israeli superstar Idan Raichel, has been hailed by fans and critics alike as a masterpiece and one of the best collaborative albums in the history of international music, drawing comparisons to Ali Farka Toure and Ry Cooder’s legendary Talking Timbuktu album.

Vieux Farka Toure

Vieux Farka Toure

Opening Band: Bigfoot Wallace & His Wicked Sons
Bigfoot Wallace & His Wicked Sons spread the good news from swamp to swamp and graveyard to graveyard. Come on and shake your butt at the church of rock n roll.
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98121
(206) 441-4618
$20 Adv.