• country:Netherlands
  • style(s):Afrobeat, Jazz
  • label:not signed
  • type:Band
  • artist submitted by:Ml-Music Services

Line up

  • Albert van Holthoon (Guitar)
  • Benson Enowben Itoe (Bass guitar)
  • Claude Ciza (Drums)
  • Dra Diarra (Kamale n'goni, vocals)
  • René van Veelen (Keyboard)
  • Salia Bema Traore (percussion)


DraMali is a collaboration of experienced African and Dutch musicians, formed around the Malian musical all-rounder Dra Diarra.
Dra played in legendary bands like the Rail Band from Mali (known by Salif Keita).
The grooving jazzy afrobeat of DraMali is characterized by the typical African kamale n'goni, the disarming vocals of Dra and the interaction with the audience.
A true melting pot of cultures; swinging, versatile and contagious.
The band performed at festivals like Swingin' Groningen and toured The Netherlands in 2015 with the multi-venue music festival Popronde.

Available all year round. Booking in collaboration with Rookies Agency.