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BKO Quintet: A Journey into the Heart of Mali

8/1/2019 at 6:00 PM

BKO Quintet: A Journey into the Heart of Mali ventures into the heart of contemporary Malian music, combining two of the West African nation’s most well-known musical traditions, those of the hunter’s harp and the griot’s harp. Their fresh approach translates into an electrified and highly danceable set of music representing the urban scene in Bamako today.

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BKO Quintet

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