Bassekou Kouyate’s ngoni set to electrify a World Music Fest audience

Bassekou Kouyate’s ngoni set to electrify a World Music Fest audience
Bassekou Kouyate’s ngoni set to electrify a World Music Fest audience

Bassekou Kouyate’s ngoni set to electrify a World Music Fest audience

Bob Dylan certainly shocked a few folkies when he plugged in his guitar, but Malian musician Bassekou Kouyate has taken the West African region’s ancient lute instrument - the ngoni - and plugged it into a 50-watt amp. Photo: courtesy of Bassekou Kouyaté