Every Wednesday from Nov. 23_ Dec., 7 at 10pm - 11:55pm | Café Barbès, Brooklyn
Mamady Kouyate's MANDINGO AMBASSADORS

Mamady Kouyate is an heir to a long line of griots, he was first taught by his father who was one of the first guinean griots to introduce the guitar. Kouyate senior specialized in transcribing traditional kora and balafon lines for the guitar and his son Mamady first made his mark as an electric guitarist. Eventually joining Guinea’s most famous export, The Bembeya Jazz, with whom he toured for years. After he relocated to the US in the early 2000’s, he founded the Mandingo Ambassadors, a vehicle for his own music that uses the classic 70’s sound of Guinea's legendary Sylliphone recordings.


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