NEWS: Africa Oyé to bring Malian stars BKO Quintet to Liverpool


Malian music stars BKO Quintet will perform in Liverpool this December as part of their UK tour – the latest chapter in this band’s extraordinary journey.

While most musicians have the convenience of being in a relaxed atmosphere while preparing to produce their music, this was not the situation for the members of BKO Quintet.

Amidst the revolutionary turmoil which embroiled Mali in late 2012 to the brink of civil war, the band managed to maintain focused on their musical endeavor, albeit with a warranted sense of urgency, until with the proper visas and connections they were able to fly to France to produce their debut album Bamako Today.

BKO visited Liverpool last year and were hailed as one of the stand-out acts of the 2015 Africa Oyé festival. Oyé’s Artistic Director, Paul Duhaney is delighted to bring the group back to the city as part of this UK tour.

“I knew when I heard that BKO were going to be in the UK that I had to get them back to Liverpool.” Duhaney said. “Their set at Oyé went down a storm and the atmosphere in the intimacy of Kitchen Street is going to make this an amazing evening”

The group from Mali will also be hosting an educational workshop for some local Merseyside students, with details to be announced soon.

BKO Quintet will be performing at 24 Kitchen Street in Liverpool on Thursday December 1st. Advance Tickets are £8 and are on sale now via Skiddle.

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Africa Oyé & Diplomats of Sound presents…

BKO Quintet
24 Kitchen Street, Liverpool
December 1st, 2016

Doors 8pm / FREE
£8 Adv Tickets via Skiddle

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