ALY KEITA

African Fusion • Ivory Coast
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West African musician Aly Keita earned worldwide renown for his mastery of the balafon, a marimba-like instrument native to the region. The balafon is traditionally the instrument of the griot, or the oral historians and songsmiths of West Africa. Although the tradition lives on, it is not as a griot that Keita became famous. Rather, it was his ability to take this millennium-old instrument into a modern musical context. While rooted in tradition, Keita's Afro-pop, funk-fueled rhythm section and taste for complex jazz-oriented arrangements set him far apart from most balafonists. Aly hails from a famous musical family, the same that produced Salif Keita, one of West Africa's most treasured songwriters and musical talents. Having been brought up in this hot-house environment, Aly relocated as an adult to Germany. His instrumental brilliance earned him opportunities to collaborate with jazz and world music legends such as Trilok Gurtu and Joe Zawinul, read more...
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CD Baby 2010
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Contre Jou 2008
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Imports 2016
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ALY KEITA Akwaba Iniséné album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Akwaba Iniséné
African Fusion 2007
ALY KEITA Farafinko album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Farafinko
African Fusion 2010
ALY KEITA Aly Keïta, Jan Galega Brönnimann, Lucas Niggli ‎: Kalo-Yele album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Aly Keïta, Jan Galega Brönnimann, Lucas Niggli ‎: Kalo-Yele
African Fusion 2016

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