Event Date and time: Thursday 1st December 2016 | 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Venue details: Rich Mix | 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA

Organisers: Rich Mix  | Focus Organization
Event website: Kadialy Kouyate New Album Launch + Muntu Valdo 
Event cost: From £12.00 to £15.00

The acclaimed kora player and singer launches much-anticipated new album, Na Kitabo.

Kadialy Kouyate is a musician, a singer songwriter inspired by the West African Griot repertoire. Born into the great line of Kouyate Griot in Southern Senegal, Kadialy’s mesmerising kora playing and singing style have been appreciated in many prestigious venues as both a soloist and in different ensembles.

Muntu Valdo is an Afro-Blues guitarist, harmonica player and singer from Doula, Cameroon. He has performed on-stage with Ali Farka Toure, Manu Dibango, Richard Bona, Lokua Kanza, Eko Roosevelt, Lionel & Stephane Belmondo, Keziah Jones, and Alpha Blondy, and has played at WOMAD festivals.

Focus Organization is a group of dynamic London-based music promoters that brings together international musicians – afrobeat, soukous, ska, hiphop and reggae artists – to create a series of culturally enriching events, putting the spotlight on music from the African diaspora and edutainment through the arts.

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