Follow the story of the award-winning Mali Latino project from Bamako in West Africa to Aldeburgh on the English East Coast
As a sequel to the success of the 2010 Mali Latino project, the exciting second chapter uses the core of the original rhythm section to form TRIO MALI LATINO. Jazz and Latin rhythms stripped back to their African roots – yet fresh, vibrant and definitely modern. With Ahmed Fofana (vocals, guitar, balafon, ngoni, djembe, foulaflé), Venezuelan Edwin Sanz (multi-percussion and drums) and Alex Wilson (piano, Hammond, synth, bass pedals).
Buy tickets now for the UK shows:
Cheltenham Jazz Festival on 4th May
Songlines Encounters Festival in London 8th June
We are very proud to announce that 'Ni Koh Bedy' from the Mali Latino album is the opening song of Putumayo's 'African Blues' CD. The song was written and sung by co-leader Ahmed Fofana
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Mali Latino Album CD of the week on Dutch site www.mixedmusic.com ..."De perfecte symbiose: dit is Malinese latinjazz, geïnspireerd, strak, met respect voor elkaars tradities"
"Mali Latino" is a stunning album - Maximum five stars! This is definitely on my shortlist for our 2010 World Music Album of the year . . .
The album track Dankon was first track played on Jazz Lineup presented by Claire Martin.
4 star **** review of Mali Latino album in 'Uncut' magazine. .. dazzling excursion into the fusion of Latin music with West African rhythms
**** Nigel Williamson
Album Launch Tour of the UK in November 2010 confirmed
Mali Latino will be playing one-off concerts in Manchester, Brighton, Bristol, Bracknell and London.