Pape Armand Boye
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Pape Armand Boye

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Band World Acoustic


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Woyou Talibe (Song of the Devoted)
Xareba (The Struggle)

Brief list venues: Africa: (stadium concerts) Concert Against Apartheid (feat. Peter Gabriel, Bobby McFerrin etc.), Moyoti (Opening for Baaba Maal), Festival Annuel de Youssou N’dour, Concert «Nouveaux Talents de L’Afrique de l’Ouest par Africa Fête, Festival DK 24 (1’édition) au Cices de Dakar, Stade de l’Amitié, Africa Fête de la Musique, (music clubs) Le Village, Sunrise, Metissacana, Le Depute, Tringa Europe: (Germany) Zinschmelze, Werskatt 3, Deustchen Ring, Goldbekhaus, Institut Français, Kulturhaus Dehnhaide, Altstadtschmiede Recklinhausen, Klimt (France) Chaumont, Pourquoi Pas (Bretagne), Bout du monde (la Rochelle), Conservatuim Maurice Ravel Levallois Perrec (Paris), Fete de la musique de Sceaux, Festival d’ Annonay, Le Galway (Ile de Re) USA: Satalla (NY), Joloff (NY), Dakar (NY).



The first of their generation to bring acoustic folk music to the senegalese music scene, Pape Armand Boye and his brother Badou Boye continue to create a sound that is uniquely human and sincere.

As composer, arranger, producer, vocalist, bassist and guitarist, the depth of Armand’s art is not limited to one particular area of creativity. Through his art-filled compositions, Pape Armand Boye succeeds in bringing craft and technique back to music. Moreover, the substantive foundation evident in his sound is not isolated to his own compositions, but rather extends in his work producing, arranging, writing and playing for others.

His emotive lyrics and passionate, complex guitar solos fill his compositions with a substance that is rare in today’s music scene. Armand’s music is uniquely shaped by his Senegalese upbringing but also by his time living and working in Europe (between Paris and Hamburg) and the United States (Brooklyn, New York). An artist often finds difficulty in defining his work, but with Pape Armand’s original compositions even the most experienced have found it hard to categorize a sound colored by such a breadth of influence. The feel gives access to fans of diverse genres yet still maintains its roots in a tradition of strong composition and harmony.

The ingredients of this truly innovative sound consist of acoustic soul, African folk, jazz, percussion and traditional African vocals and harmonies, but the end result is something one has to hear to appreciate.