Oumar Kouyaté

Oumar Kouyaté

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Born griot, Oumar Kouyaté is a representative of the young Guinean musical creation. His father, M' Bady Kouyaté, among the last alive bosses of the kora, teaches him the universe of the Empire Mandingue. Oumar received the same education as members of the band Ba Cissoko.

Biography

The kora, a story of family...
Born griot, holder of the music Mandingue, Oumar Kouyaté is a representative of the young Guinean musical creation. His father, M' Bady Kouyaté, among the last alive bosses of the kora, passed on to him the universe of the Empire Mandingue. Oumar received the same education as his brother, Sékou Kouyaté, the " electric griot " of the band Ba Cissoko, with whom he works even today.

Oumar Kouyaté, artist griot
Oumar Kouyaté was known, notably during the festival “ Les Nuits de la Souara’ in Algeria, Babel Med at the “Docks des suds” in Marseille, the festival "Jazz of Five Continents", or still to the festival Africa Fête. Oumar also played at “Maison des cultures du monde” in Paris with Ba Cissoko and his father M' Bady Kouyaté. Oumar also takes pleasure to intervene in schools, to tell the story of the family of griots from which he arises in front of his diverse public.

The Kora instrument of interbreeding
The kora allows to work a wide musical register. So, Oumar collaborated, during concerts with a lot of different artists : Touré kounda during "Les Estivalles de Venelles", or still Dobé Gnahoré (Côte d'Ivoire) and Sibongilé Mbambo, artist from South Africa.

Oumar Kouyaté is based in Marseille today and occurs with a bass player and a percussionist. He knows how to bewitch as well the public of intimist places as impose his melodies on big stages in front of hundreds of persons.

An artist to discover absolutely...

Discography

Preparation

Set List

One hour for the set.

1.Mariama
2. Dounouya
3. Welya
4. pambara Touba
5. Kolifalama
6. La Famille
7. Alya
8. Niabala