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Bassidi Koné – Mali, West Africa

Want to know more about these fabulous artists we are hosting for Camp Afro Foli Drum & Dance Retreat?

Bassidi Koné is of Bwa ethnicity from the Segou region in Mali. Born into a Griot family, Bassidi grew up beside his
father’s instrument, the balafon (a traditional, wooden xylophone), instilling in him his forefather’s traditional village songs and rhythms. Bassidi carried on his family’s musical heritage, showing promising skill in both the balafon and the djembe.

Bassidi Kone

After moving to Bamako at thirteen, Bassidi met Koninba Bagayogo, a meeting that profoundly influenced his musical career as a percussionist. Playing alongside this master djembe player, the young Bassidi extended his knowledge and skill, distinguishing himself through his innovative solo lead playing and technical virtuosity.

Driven to defend his rich Bwa heritage, Bassidi Kone formed and now leads his multi-instrumental percussion and dance troupe, Bwazan (Bobo children), a family group from the same line of Griots. Bwazan are ambassadors of their musical heritage, promoting a message of peace, freedom, humility, and solidarity.

Bassidi Kone will be teaching West African drumming on djembe and dundun at Camp Afro Foli Drum & Dance Retreat. You can Book Now for camp and grab the early bird special.

 

 

 

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