Mariam Kone
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Mariam Kone

Séhou, Ségou Region, Mali | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | INDIE | AFM

Séhou, Ségou Region, Mali | INDIE | AFM
Established on Jan, 2010
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Album: Dakan (Destiny) 2013
The art of poetry and music are attributed to sing about love, life, especially the evocation of the pleasures, Mariam Kon define in this musical creation, the philosophy of wise people, the moral of her spirit, the generosity of her soul, the riddle which tortures the mind to better feed the proverb, sitting under the shade of the large tree, which recalls the time that everything here happens as time itself - even Dakan.

This first album, a blend of Manding music area and Soninko-Fulani is a production of KORE Sound, which is part of the program of support, monitoring and artistic support of the Cultural Center Kore of Segou (CCK).



Mariam Kone is a singer, author songwriter born in Kati, a town situated at 15 km from Bamako, Mali.

Lulled by the music of Bob Marley, Salif Keita and classic manding Mariam embraces very early music. By her talent, she shines during music lessons or any other subject in primary and secondary school.

After her bachelor in Language and Literature in 2003, she studied law at the FSJP of Bamako where she earned a license degree in Private Law. But her passion for music earned her to join the famous hip hop band from Kati Pacifique, with whom she made two albums (La vie 2007, and La paix 2010).

In 2006 she was admitted at the Conservatoire des Arts et Mtiers Multimedia of Bamako where she earned a Master of Music in June 2011. She teaches since October 2011 as assistant teacher at the conservatory.

Member of Bamakool Jazz (a mixed group, influenced by Jazz, Funk and Afrobeat) with an album called "Music Ka-di" in 2011,

In 2007, Mariam Kone participated to Fusion Arts Exchange in music composition and performance in Boston, MA (USA). The program was grouping 19 young musicians from six countries including Mali, South Africa, India, Ireland, Brazil and the U.S. hosts, the program led them to New York and Washington DC and the young artists was offered some live performances.

In April 2008  she traveled to Paris (France), as part of the same program. Mariam Kon performed then at the Theater of Sartrouville and at the UNESCO Headquarter in Paris.

From April 6th to May 16th, 2010 she participated to an exchange study trip in Denmark at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, the second largest city after Copenhagen.
From the 22nd August to the 2nd September 2010 she took part to "Aarhus Festuge" a music festival in Aarhus, Denmark with the Royal Academy of Music.

From September 8th to 16th, she travels to Spain with "Tchi Denw" a band composed by the students from the Conservatory of Bamako (two concerts in Palma de Mallorca, a concert in Madrid Alcorcon),;

Mariam took part to an album by Tchi Denw in 2012.

From the 5th to 11th February 2011, Mariam has participated as a singer at the World Social Forum in Dakar with the multidisciplinary show "Taama" on an original idea by Aminata Dramane Traor, former Minister of Culture of Mali, with Souleymane Koly Koteba of Abidjan as artistic director.

Participation in a musical and literary project "Femmes en choeurs" initiated by Aminata Dramane Traore, who casts a critical eye on social, political, economic and environmental problems. This project currently underway will culminate in the release of an album and the publication of a book.

From 12th February to 3rd April 2011 exchange study trip in Denmark at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, the second largest city after Copenhagen.

From 3rd to 13th April 2011 she participated in the Glomus Camp (Global Network in Music) in Ghana, with musicians from Mali, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, USA, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Palestine, Syria, Afghanistan etc...

Mariam Kone is the winner of a music competition "Les talents de la cit" 2012 edition organised by Smarts Sgou and Festival sur le Niger."

Mariam KonĂŠ performs solo with guitar. 

Finalist at Dcouvertes RFI 2013 (RFI Discoveries Awards 2013).         

PERFORMED AT:          

Masa Off (March des arts du spectacle africain) du 1er au 8 Mars 2014
Abidjan Cte dIvoire
Festival sur le Niger du 04 au 09 Fvrier 2014
Festival au dsert (Essakane) Caravane pour la paix du 27 Janvier au 3 Fvrier
2014 Ouagadougou Burkina Fasso
Festival Spot on Mali Le 18 Janvier 2014 la Maison des Jeunes de Bamako
Concert Ddicace de lAlbum DAKAN Linstitut Franais de Bamako le 11
Janvier 2014
Fescauri Siby du 20 au 22 Dcembre 2013
Festival Taragalte (MHamid Maroc) du 12 au 17 Novembre 2013
Caravane du Conte du 21 au 24 Octobre 2013
Concert au Patio de lInstitut Franais de Bamako 23 Septembre 2013
Festival sur le Niger 2012
Festival Cin Ados 2012
Festival Urban Music 2012 Slingu

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