BKO Quintet

DANCE FLOOR OPEN! Freight & Salvage and Afro Urban Society present

BKO Quintet

Wednesday, July 17th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$24 ADV / $28 DOOR (plus fees)

  • All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

BKO Quintet
BKO Quintet
“BKO Quintet literally formed and made their first recordings amid crisis, and whatever the song lyrics might say, these performances exude a sense of urgency. The ensemble creates an engaging blend of rural and urban sensibilities. Prominent in the mix is the sound and feel of hunters’ music, with the heavy thrumming tones of the donsongoni (hunters’ harp) played by Nfali Diakite, who adds rap-like incantations that evoke ancient days when hunters were the storytellers and reporters of their village societies. At the same time, we have the sharp, nimble sound of the djelingoni (Abdoulaye Kone and Mbaba Sissoko) and portentous blasts of Mande griot oratory from Fassara Sacko.” - Afropop’s Banning Eyre

BKO Quintet is a fresh and modern super-quintet from MALI which performs an electrified and danceable set of Malian music.

Associating the guitar of griots with the lute of Bambara hunters had never been undertaken before in the Malian music universe. It is indeed two opposite worlds that BKO have decided to bring up together in order to develop a resolutely urban music style rooted in secular tradition