Previous events

MATE - Melbourne African Traditional Ensemble

Fairfield Amphitheatre, Fairfield

MATE is a Pan-African project that brings together a range of traditional instruments and professional musicians from across Africa who come together in Melbourne to create new musical concepts. The musicians are Anbessa Gebrehiwot (Eritrea), Haftu Reda (Ethiopia), Kofi Kunpke (Ghana), Valanga Khoza (South Africa) and Aboubacar Djéliké Kouyate (Mali).

Aboubacar Djéliké Kouyate solo sunset session

Miss Moses, 581 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Four Fridays this summer … Sunset Sessions in the beer garden!

When Melbourne is hot like Mali the exuberant vocal flair, intricate guitar lines and driving drumbeats of ‘griot moderne’ Aboubacar Djéliké Kouyate (Mali/France) will transport you into the West African landscape and village life along the Niger river. Now based in France and currently in Melbourne for a 3-month summer tour, Aboubacar brings a contemporary interpretation to the traditional ‘griot’ art form, combining his masterful command of voice, instrument and rhythm into compelling songs that will make you wanna get up and dance – or get on a plane and travel to distant lands!

Catch him in the Miss Moses beer garden on select Friday evenings in Jan and Feb from 6pm. Entry is Free

January 25th (later front bar set from Belle Phoenix) February 1st (later front bar set from Soft Power) February 15th (later front bar set from Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange) February 22nd (later front bar set TBC)

https://aboubacarkouyate.com

Aboubacar Djéliké Kouyate solo sunset session

Miss Moses, 581 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Four Fridays this summer … Sunset Sessions in the beer garden!

When Melbourne is hot like Mali the exuberant vocal flair, intricate guitar lines and driving drumbeats of ‘griot moderne’ Aboubacar Djéliké Kouyate (Mali/France) will transport you into the West African landscape and village life along the Niger river. Now based in France and currently in Melbourne for a 3-month summer tour, Aboubacar brings a contemporary interpretation to the traditional ‘griot’ art form, combining his masterful command of voice, instrument and rhythm into compelling songs that will make you wanna get up and dance – or get on a plane and travel to distant lands!

Catch him in the Miss Moses beer garden on select Friday evenings in Jan and Feb from 6pm. Entry is Free

January 25th (later front bar set from Belle Phoenix) February 1st (later front bar set from Soft Power) February 15th (later front bar set from Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange) February 22nd (later front bar set TBC)

https://aboubacarkouyate.com

Aboubacar Djéliké Kouyate and band

God's Kitchen, 53 Barkly Street, Mornington

In a show NOT TO BE MISSED, join Aboubacar Djéliké Kouyate on his Australian tour as he brings the spirit of Africa and the flavour of Africa and France to the Mornington Peninsula.

Join us at Gods Kitchen, Mornington to see an incredible International artist bring a high-energy and full-flavoured show to our friends on the Coast.

Hailing from Mali and now residing in France, Aboubacar’s music fuses traditional African sounds and instruments with modern day twist on the ancient rhythms and patterns born from Jeli tradition.

He brings an exuberant and contemporary interpretation to the traditional 'griot' art form, combining his masterful command of voice, instrument, rhythm, conscious lyrics and fellow musicians into compelling performance that will intoxicate you and get your feet moving.

Aboubacar has assembled an incredible Melbourne band including Ziggy Zeitgeist(30/70) on drums, Liam Powell on bass, Kofi Kunkpe on djembe, Martin Case on Sax and John Oh on guitar.

Aboubacar Djéliké Kouyate and band

The Night Cat, 137-141 Johnston Street, Fitzroy

Join us on the famous circular stage at one of Melbourne's best venues, The Night Cat, to see the incredible Aboubacar Djelike Kouyate supporting Mulatu Astatke on his final Australian Tour.

Hailing from Mali and now residing in France, Aboubacar’s music fuses traditional African sounds and instruments with modern day twist on the ancient rhythms and patterns born from Jeli tradition.

He brings an exuberant and contemporary interpretation to the traditional 'griot' art form, combining his masterful command of voice, instrument, rhythm, conscious lyrics and fellow musicians into compelling performance that will intoxicate you and get your feet moving. His shows in Melbourne have been incredible to date and this show will be no exception.

Aboubacar has assembled an incredible Melbourne band including Ziggy Zeitgeist(30/70) on drums, Liam Powell on bass, Kofi Kunkpe on djembe, Martin Case on Sax and John Oh on guitar.

See you at Mulatu Astatke and stay for this show. You won't regret it!

Aboubacar Djéliké Kouyate solo sunset session

Miss Moses, 581 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Four Fridays this summer … Sunset Sessions in the beer garden!

When Melbourne is hot like Mali the exuberant vocal flair, intricate guitar lines and driving drumbeats of ‘griot moderne’ Aboubacar Djéliké Kouyate (Mali/France) will transport you into the West African landscape and village life along the Niger river. Now based in France and currently in Melbourne for a 3-month summer tour, Aboubacar brings a contemporary interpretation to the traditional ‘griot’ art form, combining his masterful command of voice, instrument and rhythm into compelling songs that will make you wanna get up and dance – or get on a plane and travel to distant lands!

Catch him in the Miss Moses beer garden on select Friday evenings in Jan and Feb from 6pm. Entry is Free

January 25th (later front bar set from Belle Phoenix) February 1st (later front bar set from Soft Power) February 15th (later front bar set from Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange) February 22nd (later front bar set TBC)

https://aboubacarkouyate.com

Aboubacar Djéliké Kouyate solo sunset session

Miss Moses , 581 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Four Fridays this summer … Sunset Sessions in the beer garden!

When Melbourne is hot like Mali the exuberant vocal flair, intricate guitar lines and driving drumbeats of ‘griot moderne’ Aboubacar Djéliké Kouyate (Mali/France) will transport you into the West African landscape and village life along the Niger river. Now based in France and currently in Melbourne for a 3-month summer tour, Aboubacar brings a contemporary interpretation to the traditional ‘griot’ art form, combining his masterful command of voice, instrument and rhythm into compelling songs that will make you wanna get up and dance – or get on a plane and travel to distant lands!

Catch him in the Miss Moses beer garden on select Friday evenings in Jan and Feb from 6pm. Entry is Free

January 25th (later front bar set from Belle Phoenix) February 1st (later front bar set from Soft Power) February 15th (later front bar set from Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange) February 22nd (later front bar set TBC)

https://aboubacarkouyate.com

Aboubacar Djéliké Kouyate and band

The Penny Black, 420 Sydney Road, Brunswick

In a show NOT TO BE MISSED, join Aboubacar Djéliké Kouyate on his Australian tour as he brings the spirit of Africa and the flavour of Africa and France to The Penny Black

Hailing from Mali and now residing in France, Aboubacar’s music fuses traditional African sounds and instruments with modern day twist on the ancient rhythms and patterns born from Jeli tradition.

He brings an exuberant and contemporary interpretation to the traditional 'griot' art form, combining his masterful command of voice, instrument, rhythm, conscious lyrics and fellow musicians into compelling performance that will intoxicate you and get your feet moving.

Aboubacar has assembled an incredible Melbourne band including Ziggy Zeitgeist (30/70) on drums, Liam Powell on bass, Kofi Kunkpe on djembe, Stephen Brooks Sax and John Oh on guitar.