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Launched in 2013 - TRIO MALI LATINO

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

Mali Latino featured on opening track of Putumayo CD

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

Mali Latino Album CD of the week on Dutch site ..."De perfecte symbiose: dit is Malinese latinjazz, geïnspireerd, strak, met respect voor elkaars tradities"

5**** review of Mali Latino Album in

"Mali Latino" is a stunning album - Maximum five stars!  This is definitely on my shortlist for our 2010 World Music Album of the year . . .

Mali Latino Album Awarded TOP OF THE WORLD by Songlines Magazine in the Nov/Dec issue.  Album track Dankon is first up on the covermount CD and the album has received a 4**** review.  Click here to read.


Mali Latino featured on BBC Radio 3 Show

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.