Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate – a New York beatboxing folk-rapper and Guinean Kora virtuoso – create boundary- rampling live show that imaginatively fuses Afro-beat, hiphop & folk. Driscoll contributes the rapping, looping, beatboxing and song writing talents he developed growing up in Syracuse, New York and during his own successful recording career. Kouyate, already a phenomenon in African music circles, has blown minds and ears with his hypersonic electrified riffs on the kora, bringing the exalted West African harp into the 21stCentury with use of distortion peddles, effects and previously-unimagined technical prowess.
Together, Driscoll and Kouyate blend hip-hop, spoken word, funk, and soulful, accessible rock with Afrobeat, reggae and irrepressible African grooves.
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