Joe Driscoll & Sekou Koyate on Tour

in the US & Canada

January 05, 2015 — 

2015 tour begins January 29th and continues until end of May



Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate return to North America on the heels of a triumphant debut in 2014. After the release of their acclaimed album Faya by Cumbancha Discovery and a successful tour in the summer of 2014, Driscoll and Kouyate, backed by bassist John Railton and drummer James Breen, bring their electrifying collaboration to venues across the US and Canada starting January 29th.


The well-worn and often overblown expression "music is a common language" has never been more apropos in the case of Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate. Driscoll contributes the rapping, looping, beatboxing and songwriting 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.

"A gloriously accessible collision of styles. It's an unlikely collaboration that works, magnificently.” - The Guardian



Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate Confirmed North American Tour Dates

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January 29 Boston, MA Johnny D's
January 30 Burlington, VT Arts Riot
February 1 New York, NY Joe's Pub
February 5 Montreal, QC Le Ballatou
February 6 Ithaca, NY The Haunt
February 7 Syracuse, NY The Lost Horizon
February 8 Toronto, ON Lula Lounge
February 12 Dayton, OH University of Dayton
February 13 Bowling Green, OH  Grounds for Thought
February 15 Minneapolis, MN The Cedar Cultural Center
February 16 Chicago, IL Mayne Stage
April 23 - 27  Lafayette, LA Festival International
April 28 Brooklyn, NY BRIC House Stoop Sereies
May 17 Joshua Tree, CA Joshua Tree Music Festival
May 31 Redway, CA Summer Arts and Music Festival


New tour dates are being added every day, so please check for the latest updates.


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"A boundary-trampling high-octane hybrid in which the lightning fast electrified licks of Kouyate are matched by the explosive energy of Driscoll's rapid fire rhyming.” - Songlines


Buy The Album

Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate "Faya"
Cumbancha Official Store.
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