Aga Khan Music Initiative (AKMI) master musicians, Kronos Quartet and Bassekou Kouyaté

JUBILEE: CONTEMPORARY EXPRESSIONS OF MUSICAL HERITAGE FROM THE MIDDLE EAST, WEST AFRICA AND CENTRAL ASIA.

Jubilee will feature Master Musicians of the Aga Khan Music Initiative and special guests Kronos Quartet and Bassekou Kouyaté in a performance of newly-created compositions that exemplify the way musical creativity has historically developed from the meeting of different cultures.

JUBILEE- CONTEMPORARY EXPRESSIONS OF MUSICAL HERITAGE FROM THE MIDDLE EAST, WEST AFRICA AND CENTRAL ASIA.

The first half of the concert features Master Musicians of the Aga Khan Music Initiative (AKMI) and Kronos Quartet, the world-renowned collective who have been working with AKMI since 2008,and who have commissioned more than 900 new and original works and arrangements for string quartet since their inception in 1973.

In the second half of the programme, AKMI’s Masters will be joined by a trio of Malian musicians led by the ngoni player Bassekou Kouyaté, a long-term AKMI collaborator whose recording ‘Segu Blue’ won Album of the Year & African Artist of the Year at the BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music and received a Grammy nomination for the follow-up ‘I Speak Fula’.  The trio also includes Kouyaté’s wife Amy Sacko and daughter Oumou Kouyaté on vocals.

Performance Years:2018

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ARTISTS IN THIS PERFORMANCE:

ARTIST NAME
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
INSTRUMENTS

Wu Man
China
Pipa

Homayoun Sakhi
Afghanistan
Afghan rubab

Basel Rajoub
Syria
Duclar

Salar Nader
Afghanistan
Tabla, Zerbaghali

Sirojiddin Juraev
Tajikistan
Dutar, Tanbur, Sato

Feras Charestan
Syria
Qanun

Abbos Kosimov
Uzbekistan
Dayra or Doira

Andrea Piccioni
Italy
Frame drum

Kronos Quartet
United States of America

Bassekou Kouyaté
Mali
Ngoni

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