Our World Cafe: Next band BKO Quintet is from the North African nation of Mali. Their album Bamako Today is a modernizing of some traditional Malian tunes and originals. The band calls their music “Trad Actual Malian Sound”. But, as you will hear the accent is on the modern, particularly in the band’s interplay We will play you a couple of songs including one where they are joined by vocalist Piers Faccini singing in English.
“Donsolu” Featuring Piers Faccini
Recent Release: Bamako Today
Release Date: March 10, 2015
Label: Buda Musique