Bassekou Kouyate
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

African top 10 tracks for 2015: Siran Fen by Mali's Bassekou Kouyate

The brilliance of Mali's ngoni maestro Bassekou Kouyate shines through in his 2015 album Ba Power with its magical blend of ancient griot traditions and modern music making.

The track Siran Fen is an electrifying rock production of interlocking ngonis, wooden lutes traditional to West Africa, coupled with the burning vocals of Amy Sacko as her husband, Bassekou, wrings out blinding solos.

.

  • 23 Dec 2015