Rootmaster: Joe Driscoll + Sekou Kouyate

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“He doesn’t speak any French, and I speak no English… but through music, we understand.” -Sekou Kouyate In the port city of Marseilles, home to many a nomadic soul, Joe Driscoll first met Sekou Kouyate. The two were paired up to collaborate at the French festival ‘Nuit Metis’ (Nights of Mixed Race), and though they shared no common spoken language, they encountered no obstacles communicating through their music. After a few weeks of improvising and jamming, they had found a spiritual and musical bond of kindred spirits. The resulting album is a mad fusion of afrobeat, hip-hop, folk, and reggae, that defies any simple tags or description.

 

Part of Hootananny Brixton's series of free world music concerts every Sunday. 2 sets, first at 9, second at 1015/1030. Mexican food, pool tables and great Sunday vibes



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