Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Bassekou Kouoyate & Ngoni Ba come to Stubb's on April 17th

photo by Thomas Dorn

Bassekou Kouyate is Malian musician who has jammed with the likes of Bonnie Rait and Bono. Of course Bono, right? Since 2005, Bassekou has led Ngoni Ba, the first-ever group built around four  ngonis, a string instrument made of wood or calabash with dried animal (often goat) skin stretched over it like a drum. They are all played by his family members. Bassekou Kouoyate & Ngoni Ba will be in Austin for a show on April 17th at Stubb's (indoor).

I thought it was interesting to see this sort of "World Music" at Stubb's or anywhere but Momo's on Tuesdays. In the spirit of full disclosure, I cannot attend this concert due to my professional commitments with another show that night. Still, I think it is great that Stubb's has Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba playing. I just wanted to let people who may be interested know about the show who are into going to World Music concerts. I even found this BBC video of them "unplugged" on a rooftop in Timbuktu.

Stubb's is located at 801 Red River.

Tickets: $17/15. They can be purchased here at Front Gate Tickets.

Doors Open: 10:30 pm, Show: 11:00 pm

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