Solo Show – Supporting West African big band: Kone Express

Solo Show – Supporting West African big band: Kone Express

Miriam will be supporting Kone Express.

Doors open at 6pm and Miriam will be onstage at approximately 8:30pm.

Check out the bio for Kone Express:

Traveling from his culturally rich and vibrant homeland of Mali (West Africa), following in the traditions of great artists before him such as Salif Keita. Oumou Sangara, Toumani Diabate and Rokia Troare, virtuoso drummer and balafonist Bassidi Koné now brings his shining spirit and awe inspiring musical expression to Australia.

Joining forces with a band of energised, talented local musicians, Bassidi will be running percussion workshops & performing live with his Australian based group Koné Express

“Bassidi wields through mastery of the djembe, balafon and the songs of tradition. It results in performances that exude freedom and delight audiences all over the world” – Mateja Miljacki – (Producer)
A fearless and foot stomping afro-jazz, latin and reggae set, the young Koné weaves entrancing melodies on an enormous pentatonic marimba that originates from the Bobo tribes of Burkina Faso. Add to this a powerful horn section, dub keys, sublime guitar riffs and a world of tasty counter rhythmic grooves and you’ll find yourself embracing an uncontrollable urge to dance!

Performing with Koné Express in Australia 2014 are: Bassidi Koné, Simon Lewis, Matt Rodd, Roland Cox, Tom Williams, Mat Baulch, Chris Toro, Nick Adams, Bortier Okoe and Shabba

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