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BASSEKOU KOUYATE AND NGONI BA SET TO RELEASE SPEAK FULA, EMBARK ON EXTENSIVE 2010 U.S. TOUR
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba are releasing their second album, I Speak Fula, through iTunes on December 1, and then physically through Sub Pop on February 2, 2010. February 2 also marks the beginning of a lengthy, coast-to-coast U.S. tour that will see Bela Fleck supporting through mid-March.
Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba Tour Dates
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
02/02, Tue: Durango, CO Fort Lewis College *With Bela Fleck 02/03, Wed: Santa Fe, NM Lensic Performing Arts Center *With Bela Fleck 02/04, Thu: Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre *With Bela Fleck 02/05, Fri: Aspen, CO Wheeler Theatre *With Bela Fleck 02/06, Sat: Grand Junction, CO Avalon Theater *With Bela Fleck 02/08, Mon: Boulder, CO Boulder Theatre *With Bela Fleck 02/10, Wed: Dallas, TX Granada Theatre *With Bela Fleck 02/11, Thu: Oxford, MS Lyric Theatre *With Bela Fleck 02/12, Fri: Murray, UT Murray Theater 02/13, Sat: Lawrence, KS Liberty Hall *With Bela Fleck 02/14, Sun: Urbana, IL Canopy Club *With Bela Fleck 02/16, Tue: Cleveland, OH House of Blues *With Bela Fleck 02/17, Wed: Ann Arbor, MI University of Michigan-Hill Auditorium *With Bela Fleck 02/18, Thu: Athens, OH Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium *With Bela Fleck 02/19, Fri: Indianapolis, IN Butler University/Clowes Hall *With Bela Fleck 02/20, Sat: Omaha, NE Holland PAC *With Bela Fleck 02/21, Sun: Chicago, IL Old Town School of Folk Music *With Bela Fleck 02/22, Mon: Hamilton, OH Miami University-Parrish Auditorium 02/24, Wed: Wilmington, DE Grand Opera House *With Bela Fleck 02/25, Thu: Storrs, CT U Conn-Storrs/Jorgenson Center for Performing Arts *With Bela Fleck 02/26, Fri: Wilmington, DE Grand Opera House *With Bela Fleck 02/27, Sat: Lewisburg, PA Bucknett University-Weis Center *With Bela Fleck 03/01, Mon: Ottawa, ON CND Dominion-Chalmers United Church *With Bela Fleck 03/02, Tue: Brunswick, ME Bowdoin College *With Bela Fleck 03/03, Wed: State College, PA Eisenhower Auditorium *With Bela Fleck 03/04, Thu: Roanoke, VA Jefferson Center *With Bela Fleck 03/05, Fri: Frederick, MD Weinberg Center *With Bela Fleck 03/06, Sat: Atlanta, GA Rialto Center *With Bela Fleck 03/08, Mon: Orlando, FL Plaza Theater 03/09, Tue: Fort Pierce, FL Sunrise Theatre 03/10, Wed: Jacksonville, FL Florida Theater 03/11, Thu: Tuscaloosa, AL BAMA Theater 03/12, Fri: Asheville, NC Orange Peel 03/16, Tue: Seattle, WA The Triple Door 03/18, Thu: San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall 03/19, Fri: Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theater 03/20, Sat: Los Angeles, CA Getty Center 03/21, Sun: Los Angeles, CA Getty Center 03/26, Fri: New York, NY Zankel Hall (at Carnegie Hall) 03/27, Sat: Somerville, MA Somerville Theater 03/28, Sun: Rockland, ME The Strand 03/31, Wed: Burlington, VT Flynn Center for the Performing Arts 04/02, Fri: Savannah, GA Savannah Music Festival 04/03, Sat: Savannah, GA Savannah Music Festival 04/07, Wed: St. Louis, MO Lee Theatre, Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center 04/10, Sat: Minneapolis, MN The Cedar 04/15, Thu: Las Cruces, NM NMSU Music Recital Hall
Watch a clip of the group performing in Italy this October:
I love jazz because I enjoy the freedom.
I was first exposed to jazz when I was 17.
I met Cedar Walton at a concert in San Paulo.
The best show I ever attended was Helio Jambao trio.
The first jazz record I bought was Witchcraft by George Benson.
My advice to new listeners is listen to the old school first.