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New project: BKO quintet

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:31 pm
by Michel
At least for me it's new.... And really great. With Ibrahima Sarr, Fassara Sacko and others.

https://soundcloud.com/ibrahima-sarr-quintet/ntana

Have fun

Michel

Re: New project: BKO quintet

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:49 pm
by the kid
Cheers Michel

That is the stuff. I really like the singing. Really nice music. Great to see more projects with Ibrahima Sarr and co.

Re: New project: BKO quintet

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:01 pm
by Michel
Indeed. I like a lot of music coming from Mali, but once in a while there's something that really knocks me of my feet. Sidiki Camara did it with 'Ayou Wele', Sarr did it already a few times with his cd's, and discovering a project like this makes my day (and the following weeks) Can't wait for the European tour in the next summer!

Re: New project: BKO quintet

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:26 pm
by bops
Hey all, it looks like that link got broken when the SoundCloud account name was changed. In any case, here's a working link: https://soundcloud.com/bkoquintet/ntana.

I'm totally digging this group! Very nice stuff.

Re: New project: BKO quintet

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:30 am
by Michel
And on their website you can hear some more:

http://www.bkoquintet.com/music

They will come to Europe this summer. Hopefully not only France/Italy...

Re: New project: BKO quintet

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:04 pm
by Paul
Loving this. It's a great example of the modern and traditional fusion which I really enjoy

The website is also a great example of the limits of google translate :D

Re: New project: BKO quintet

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:47 am
by the kid
Nice clip of BKO Quintet featuring Ibrahima Sarr. Crazy solo towards the end. This band is awesome.


Live in Sweden

Mini documentary

Any one any info on tour dates etc.

Re: New project: BKO quintet

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:28 pm
by Michel
First of all: Ibrahima Sarr is a great drummer. I'm a fan of his technique and style and besides that he's a nice guy. But it seems like he always plays the same solo! I watched many BKO quintet movies, but every time it's the same. But a great one.

I'm afraid they won't be looking for us in the northern part of Europe. They reached the south of Belgium on their summer tour that took place may-july, more to the north they didn't come. Hopefully next season. They are on facebook.

Re: New project: BKO quintet

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:08 am
by the kid
Cheers Michel, you ruined it for me. lol

Yea, during the solo I felt I recognize this from hearing Sarr play years ago. It sounds similar to other solos but then I'm thinking, nah this one is different. His sound is so distinctive and fast that maybe you feel it is the same as other BKO tunes. I checked around and couldn't find any clip to prove your point though.

Re: New project: BKO quintet

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:36 pm
by Paul
Yeah, stop the sabotage Michel :D

Love this music. The singer is great.. Totally what i'm aiming for when I grow up.

Re: New project: BKO quintet

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:38 pm
by Paul
That documentary is weird

Re: New project: BKO quintet

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:48 pm
by Michel
Don't get me wrong guys, I love this. We have to get them over here next year. But you can't deny that Sarr has a very recognizable style of soloing. Which I like! But when you look at his soloing you'll find the same phrases quite often. And I listen a lot to his music.

Can't wait for a whole CD.