Thursday, January 8, 2015

Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate On Tour in the US & Canada - Tour Begins January 29, 2015

From a media release:

Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate
On Tour in the US & Canada - Tour Begins January 29, 2015

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Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate return to North America on the heels of a triumphant debut in 2014. After the release of their acclaimed album Faya by Cumbancha Discovery and a successful tour in the summer of 2014, Driscoll and Kouyate, backed by bassist John Railton and drummer James Breen, bring their electrifying collaboration to venues across the US and Canada starting January 29th.

The well-worn and often overblown expression "music is a common language" has never been more apropos in the case of Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate. Driscoll contributes the rapping, looping, beatboxing and songwriting talents he developed growing up in Syracuse, New York and during his own successful recording career. Kouyate, already a phenomenon in African music circles, has blown minds and ears with his hypersonic electrified riffs on the kora, bringing the exalted West African harp into the 21st Century with use of distortion peddles, effects and previously-unimagined technical prowess.

"A gloriously accessible collision of styles. It's an unlikely collaboration that works, magnificently.” - The Guardian

2015 TOUR BEGINS JANUARY 29th
Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate

JANUARY
29     Boston, MA     Johnny D's
30     Burlington, VT     Arts Riot

FEBRUARY
01     New York, NY     Joe's Pub
05     Montreal, QC     Le Ballatou
06     Ithaca, NY     The Haunt
07     Syracuse, NY     The Lost Horizon
08     Toronto, ON     Lula Lounge
12     Dayton, OH     University of Dayton
13     Bowling Green, OH     Grounds for Thought
14     Cedar Rapids, IA     Legion Arts
15     Minneapolis, MN The Cedar Cultural Center
16     Chicago, IL     Mayne Stage

APRIL
23 - 27 Lafayette, LA     Festival International
28     Brooklyn, NY     BRIC House Stoop Series

MAY
17     Joshua Tree, CA Joshua Tree Music Festival
31     Redway, CA     Summer Arts and Music Festival

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