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Drumskull Drums, Santa Cruz, CA, U.S.A – 2017

Bassidi teams up with Drumskull Drums for the second year in a row in Santa Cruz, California during his 2017 U.S.A tour. Thank you to Matt Hardwick at Drumskull for hosting Bassidi this year and inviting him in to the Drumskull studio for this djembe demonstration. http://drumskulldrums.com

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Camp Fareta, 2017 – California, U.S.A.

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The Big Drum – World Percussion Extravaganza, 2017

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Highlife Tour, 2017

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Afro Foli Drum and Dance Retreat 2017

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Manding Foli 2017 FINAL

Manding Foli Djeme and Dun Dun Weekend Intensive 2017

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PASIC16 Performance – IN, U.S.A

Highlights from Bassidi Koné’s Clinic/Performance named Mali Foli at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, held in Indianapolis, IN, U.S.A (November 9-12, 2016). © Video courtesy of the Percussive Arts Society (PAS).

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Drumskull Drums, Santa Cruz, CA, U.S.A – 2016

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Bassidi Koné – Djembe Solo

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Afro Foli Festival – 23rd July (Queensland, Australia)

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Bassidi Koné at PASIC16 – IN, U.S.A

Bassidi is very honoured to have been selected to present a 50-minute clinic performance during this year’s 4-day Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC16), in Indianapolis, IN, U.S.A in November, 2016. He is excited to be bringing a Malian voice to this convention, the world’s premier drum and percussion festival, presenting both the djembé and […]

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Camp Fareta, California, U.S.A – 2016

Bassidi is honored to have the opportunity to participate and teach at this year’s 9-day Camp Fareta, an annual West African drum and dance camp held in California, U.S.A in August, 2016 The 2016 Camp Fareta drumming line up includes: M’bemba Bangoura Bolokada Conde Fode Bangoura Wadaba Kourouma Mangue Sylla Bongo Sidiebe Aly ‘Alisco’ Diabate […]

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Djembe and Dun Dun Weekend Workshop – Melbourne, Australia, 2016

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Balafon and Djembe Duet (Bassidi and Khalifa Koné – December 2015)

Bwazan members, Khalifa and Bassidi Koné play a balafon and djembe duet during rehearsal at Maison des Jeunes, Bamako, Mali (Khalifa on balafon and Bassidi on djembe). www.bwazan-mali.com

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Bassidi Koné – Djembe Solo (August 2015)

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Bassidi Koné – Djembe Solo with ‘Petit’ Adama Diarra

Bassidi Koné and his longstanding percussion group, Bwazan, play with guest artist ‘Petit’ Adama Diarra at their Soirée Dedicace evening at Maison des Jeunes, Bamako, Mali – October 2014. This night was dedicatd to the upcoming release of Bwazan’s new album, ‘Denbagnuma’.

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Bassidi Koné – Bobo Balafon Solo (August 2015)

Bassidi plays the large Bobo balafon, played widely throughout Mali and Burkina Faso.

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Bassidi and Maraka: An Interview

Robert J. Damm is the Professor of Music at Mississippi State University. In the Fall of 2011, Damm travelled to Mali to study the music and culture of Mali. Throughout this time, he studied the djembe (drum) and balafon (marimaba) intensively with Bassidi Koné. Damm interviewed Koné concerning his musical background and his knowledge of […]

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Bwazan Rehearsal (Bamako, Mali)

Bassidi Koné and Bwazan prepare for their upcoming concerts at the Multicultural Festival of Bancoumana, Mali (Dec. 26-28, 2014) and the International Festival of Folklore and Percussion, Louga, Senegal (Dec. 27 – Jan 3rd, 2015). 

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Multicultural Festival of Bancoumana (Mali)

This is one clip taken from Bwazan’s concert at this year’s Multicultural Festival of Bancoumana  (Mali). Here they perform the Ivorian rhythm and dance ‘Bwé Bwé. Video courtesy of Freya Manning.

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Stars of the Bobo Balafon (Bamako, Mali)

This is the second vignette in a collection of short films exploring endangered musical traditions in Mali, featuring Bassidi and Kalifa Koné (from Bwazan) and Bassidi’s father Madou Koné. This film is directed and produced by Paul Chandler (i4Africa.org). Embedded in the songs, stories and ceremonies that are interpreted by artists and accompanied by traditional […]

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Melbourne Djembe – Flash Mob (Melbourne City Square)

Flash mob choreographed by Mitzi McRae and Simon Lewis from Melbourne Djembe. Thanks to special guests Bassidi Koné (balafon) and Frankie Frogman (didgeridoo). Filmed by: Idan Malka, Eial Donnenfeld, Miguel Donnenfeld, Gary Sacks and Yoshitomo Sonada. Edited by: Yael Codron. © Melbourne Djembe

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The Meander Project (Melbourne, Australia)

‘The Meander Project’: A unique musical collaboration between Multicultural Arts Victoria and the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). Melbourne, Australia – June 2013 See Ensembles for more information.

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Koné Express Australian Tour, May 2014

Album launch and 2014 Australian Tour This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Proudly supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Multicultural Arts Victoria, Nexus, Beat Magazine and Melbourne Djembe. Click here for more information, including tour dates and media release (Multicultural Arts […]

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Bassidi Koné at NMIT – May ’14

North Melbourne Institute of Technology – Melbourne, Australia This performance was a special guest artist appearance at NMIT’s 1st semester ‘Intercultural Music Concert’. Bassidi was backed by a small percussion group led by Simon Lewis. Simon is a long time student of Bassidi & other musicians in Guinea, Mali & Senegal … & now teaches […]

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Bassidi Koné World Music Tour

RHYTHM CULTURE presents BASSIDI KONÉ WORLD MUSIC TOUR AUSTRALIA Bassidi Koné World Music Tour Australia.  Rhythm Culture presents the World Music Tour over 10 days with 6 performances and 5 workshops from Noosa to Byron Bay showcasing world class Djembe (African drum) and Balaphon (African xylophone) player Bassidi Koné. Two special performances will include a […]

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Koné Express ‘Non Stop’ Album Launch

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The Emerge Festival, 2013

Emerge Festival Main Event 2013 Produced and presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria, Emerge Festival commemorates United Nations World Refugee Day and celebrates Refugee Week in Victoria. Bassidi Koné joins Guinean doun doun and kora player, Amadou Kalissa,  at the Fitzroy Town Hall on the 16th of June. Click here to see the full program.

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Sankofa (Asanti Dance Theatre)

Sankofa (Return and Get It) Produced and presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with Asanti Dance Theatre. “Asanti Dance Theatre presents a visceral and uplifting new work by Australia’s leading African dancer/chorepgrapher, Appiah Annan. With live accompaniment from renowned Melbourne sound artist Dale Gorefinkel and instrumentalists Lamine Sonko, Kofi Kunpke, Boubacar Gaye and Bassidi […]

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Bwazan Avec les Djiné (Bamako, Mali)

This concert was held at Maison des Jeunes (Bamako, Mali) in celebration of the release of Bwazan’s album ‘BADENYA FOLI’ in 2011. This album was recorded live in Bamako by Samba Lolo Productions and released in Boston, USA. Video courtesy of Mateja Milijacki and Malick Sylla. © Samba Lolo

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