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Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate USA/Canada Winter 2015 Tour begins this month!

posted Jan 21, 2015, 5:39 PM by Vu Nguyen
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 21st Century 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

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29 Boston, MA Johnny D's 
30 Burlington, VT Arts Riot 
01 New York, NY Joe's Pub
05 Montreal, QC Le Ballatou
06 Ithaca, NY The Haunt
07 Syracuse, NY The Lost Horizon
08 Toronto, ON Lula Lounge
12 Dayton, OH University of Dayton
13 Bowling Green, OH Grounds for Thought
14 Cedar Rapids, IA Legion Arts
15 Minneapolis, MN The Cedar Cultural Center
16 Chicago, IL Mayne Stage
23 - 27 Lafayette, LA Festival International
28 Brooklyn, NY BRIC House Stoop Series
17 Joshua Tree, CA Joshua Tree Music Festival
31 Redway, CA Summer Arts and Music Festival