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Split Bill: Mamadou Kelly

July 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mamadou Kelly
From Goundam and Niafunke, the heart of Mali’s blues delta, virtuoso Mamadou Kelly is a fixture in two of the most famous groups in Malian musical history, Ali Farka Toure’s All Stars and Afel Bocoum’s band, Alkibar. Kelly accompanied these two greats on many of their world tours along with two other members of his group, Ban Kai Na. With their encyclopedic knowledge of Mali’s music, Mamadou Kelly and Ban Kai Na bring new sophistication to the sounds from Niafunke.
Mamadou Kelly and Ban Kai Na represent the contemporary expression of traditional West African sounds. Their smooth vocals and effortless musicianship belies a determined professionalism. Kelly’s lyrical style, with Ban Kai Na’s virtuoso delivery, brings gracious hospitality to The Falcon’s stage.

“Soulful grooves, brilliant playing and arranging, and a vibe that just won’t let go”
– Afropop Worldwide



July 20, 2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm