Sekou Kouyate
SABARU by Sekou Kouyate


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  • date:05 Feb 2016 - 06 Nov 2016
  • area:Denmark, Spain, Burkina Faso, Mali, Brazil
  • style(s):Funk, Manding
  • status:published tour
  • continents:Africa, Europe / Russia, Latin America
  • tour posted by:One World

Confirmed Dates

29 January Bampfschiff, Brugg, Switzerland
13 February Musikstationen Skørping, Denmark
15 February Bartof Station Copenhagen Jazzfestival
18 February Det Bruunske Pakhus, Denmark
05 May Dexter Odense, Denmark
06 May Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria
07 May Treibhaus Innsbruck, Austria
21 May Afro Music Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
28 May Sibiu Jazz Festival, Sibiu, Romania
29 May Gradina Floreasca, Bukarest, Romania
02 June Festival Ciclo 1906, Cafe Berlín, Madrid, Spain
03 June Festival Ciclo 1906, Sala BBK, Bilbao, Spain
04 June Festival Ciclo 1906, Jamboree, Barcelona, Spain
06 June Swedish National Day, Hammarkulletorget, Göteborg, Sweden
26 June Rubion Bar, Santander, Spain
01 July Copenhagen Jazzfestival, Huset, Copenhagen, Denmark
09 July 9'eme journée de l 'Afrique, Autun, France
15 July Mama Africa, Mank, Austria
16 July Kasuma Festival, Austria
03 September Hijazz Music Festival, Uppsala, Sweden
06 October Klaverfabrikken Hillerød, Denmark
07 October Godset, Kolding, Denmark
13 October Giant Steps, Svendborg, Denmark
26-30 October Festival Ollin Kan Mexico City, Mexico

Offered Dates

6 February Festival su le Niger, Segou, Mali (TBC)

29 April Festival de Jazz á Ouaga, Burkina Faso (TBC)


Quotes about Sekou Kouyate

'Sekou Kouyate is one of Africa's most exhilarating Kora players' - Robin Denselow, The Guardian

'Sekou is my master, I always tell him, but he denies it' - Toumani Diabate, Mali

'Sekou Kouyate is one of the best Kora player’s in the world - a musical genius' - Jacob Edgar, Cumbancha, USA

'Kouyate commands the Kora, coaxing from it’s strings an ethereal sound somewhere between a guitar carved of crystal and a Rennaisance harpsichord. The man is a rare virtuoso' - Superjam, UK

'Sekou Kouyate Rocks big Time! Sekou Kouyate must be a measureless virtuoso' - Aleaxander Argell, Sydsvenskan, Sweden