BKO Quintet

July 13, 2016 - 09:00 PM

Price: 30 $

Fairmount Theatre

5240 avenue du Parc (corner Fairmount) Montréal, QC H2V 4G7

You can also purchase your tickets at the main box office.

Description of the concert:

“Progressive Mandinka? Medieval blues?” (RFI, 2014). The classic story of the Malian djembefolla and its student from France has morphed into an atypical meeting of cultures, sliding along the strings of the griots’ djeli ngoni and of the hunters’ donso ngoni, coming from distinct traditional worlds that never cross. Driven by hybrid drums “to create grooves more understandable to the West,” BKO Quintet’s music is “a mystical and electrical association, for a unique style” (France Inter, 2014).

BKO Quintet (Mali)

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Biography of the artist:

BKO Quintet is a young group, formed in 2012. But it all began in the early 2000s when percussionist Aymeric Krol left France for Bamako, the capital of Mali, to study local percussions. There he met Ibrahima Sarr, one of the great masters of the djembé, and became his apprentice.Working well together, the duo decided to set up a group, and they called upon three other musicians. Their ...

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