Joe Driscoll & Sekou Koyate on Tour
in the US & Canada
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
Check www.cumbancha.com/events for updates
|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 www.cumbancha.com/events for the latest updates.
Press Kit: http://www.cumbancha.com/joeandsekou/press
For more details or to arrange interviews, please contact:
Seanan Denizot - email@example.com
"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
Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate’s electrifying second album, Monistic Theory, brings together two musicians from vastly different backgrounds in search of the commonalities that are uniquely revealed by artistic expression.
The collaboration between a rapper, beatboxer, singer-songwriter from Syracuse, NY and an electrifying African kora sensation from Guinea pushes genre boundaries and earns raves.