One thing I do have a penchant for is a mash up of genres. Modern verses ancient is a particular favourite and the pairing of Joe and Sekou certainly have that angle covered.
Joe’s guitar rhythms and quick fire wordplay intermingle with Sekou’s more traditional French African rouses and sumptuous kora playing. The kora is such an amazing instrument and to hear it lacing up a more modern song structure is intriguing and exciting. I read a great quote from them where Joe stated he spoke no French, Sekou spoke no English yet they communicate and find their common ground purely through music. What a magical place to be.
The guys are on tour in the UK through October and you can get a taste of their music by enjoying “Faya” below.