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Free Track Friday - Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate

  • By MisterCharlie Author Avatar
  • 19 April 2013

Did anyone else catch that fleeting glimpse of the sunshine this morning? That was quite something, huh? It got us feeling all nice and festival-y, so we thought: Right! Clear the decks! WE WANT YOU SUN! In a probably doomed attempt to draw the sun back out, today's Free Track Friday is a hazy wash of sunkissed global dub courtesy of Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate. The pair combine New Yorker Driscoll's folk rap experimentalism with Guinean Kouyate's mastery of the traditional Kora (in France Kouyate is known as 'the Hendrix of the Kora' for good reason..). Last years triumphant Faya album saw the duo pick up plaudits far and wide, and in advance of their forthcoming UK tour dates, the pair have handed over the albums title track to the capable hands of remixer Eddie Rankin. Rankin has given Faya the full on chest rattling dub treatment - don't bother listening through the laptop speakers though, cos this one is about some serious BASS. Listen and download, and dream of hotter days....

 

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If you want to catch the band, they're hitting the UK on the following dates through May, with ticket info over on their website

Tour dates are:
5-May-2013                 Troy Fest, Cardiff
8-May-2013                 Wiltshire Music Centre, Wiltshire
12-May-2103               The HiFi Club, Leeds
17-May-2013               Jazz Cafe, London
18-May-2013               The Acorn Theatre, Penzance
23-May-2013               Theatr Brycheiniog, Powys
25-May-2013               Mount Pleasant eco, Cornwall
26-May-2013               Kaya Festival, Wales
27-May-2013              The Lantern Theatre, Sheffield

 

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