About Original Roots

Ninety One Living Room Presents Original Roots: A new series of live music events on Friday nights with a world-jazz fusion angle.

On Friday 17th May it is with great pleasure that we welcome Kadialy Kouyate to the living room stage.

About the artist

Kadialy Kouyate is a musician, a singer-songwriter inspired by the West African Griot repertoire. Born into the great line of Kouyate Griot in Southern Senegal, Kadialy’s mesmerising kora playing and singing style have been appreciated in many prestigious venues as both a soloist and in different ensembles.

Since his arrival in the UK Kadialy has played a significant part in enriching the London musical scene with his griot legacy.

He has been teaching the Kora at the Soas University of London for the last decade and he has also been involved in countless musical projects both as a collaborator and a session musician.

With his Sound Archive, Kadialy Kouyate draws on his heritage and its traditional songs to create his own mesmerising compositions, leading his fantastic band into the West African groove.

“Sengalese kora virtuoso/singer Kadialy Kouyate showcases his fleet-fingered skills on this mesmerising instrument, complementing it with his hauntingly, darkly beautiful voice.” – Time Out London

Event Details

  • Live Performance 8 pm
  • DJ from 11 pm to  1:30 am

FREE ENTRY

How to reach us 

Nearest Station:
Shoreditch High Street overground

Tube: Aldgate East & Liverpool Street

Bus: 67, 8, 242, 205, 35, 149, 26.

If you have any questions please contact us here