Come to experience the extra energetic music from Mali, Western Africa! The band BKO Quintet is now touring the Southern Africa and will make a stop in the friendly city of PE the Sunday 26th of March for a unique concert. The venue is at Werk Space, in the Baakens Valley (inside Fratelli’s Food). Buy your ticket at the door or at the Alliance Française. Tickets go for R80 for university students and members of the Alliance and R100 for the general public.
We’ll have the pleasure to have the TwoTone Band as a first part of the concert.
Event starts at 6.p.m
More about the band:
BKO Quintet was born during the state of emergency in Bamako (2012), emerging from the meeting of four Malian and one French musician. Their music blends tradition and modernity, acoustic and electric sounds, harmony and trance in what they themselves call "trad actual".
BKO Quintet’s reputation as a live band is huge, with tens of concerts on all continents. Their tour in the Southern Africa is organized and supported by the Alliance Française network and the French Institute of South Africa.
Come for this journey into the heart of contemporary Mali!
Visit their website HERE Visit their Youtube channel HERE
The Alliance is glad to partner with the NMMU Music Dpt as the first part of the concert will be The Two Tones Band known for its blend of proudly South African music, combining jazz and popular music. The Core of the band consists of NMMU Jazz vocal lecturer Ulagh Williams (keys vocals), well known bassist Grant Allison And versatile drummer Bevin Maschaka. Guitarist Hezron Armoed Joins the lineup as do renowned trombonist Kyle Du Preez And local saxophonist Phakamile Msizi. Zanele Maphaphu (vocals) And Ugandan--âborn Singer Mathias Katushabe Complete the lineup.