BKO Quintet hail from Bamako, Mali and are bringing their self titled brand of ‘World and Roll’ to the UK.  Renowned artists in their own right, the five band members fuse the sounds of their griot heritage to deliver a traditional take on contemporary Mali. With talented percussionist Ibrahima Sarr who has toured with Omou Sangare, vocals from virtuoso Fassara Sacko whose innovation is rooted in the griot tradition, djelingoni master Abdoulaye Kone (who has travelled the world with Salif Keita and Tiken Jah Fakoli),  Nfali Diakité donsongoni player and singer, and Aymeric Krol, this band is not to be missed.

The tour kicks off with a free show on Sunday 27th November at London’s Hootananny in Brixton. If you can’t make it, check out the other dates below and clear your diaries!
27/11 – Hootananny Brixton London – free entry
28/11 – Sound Control Manchester – http://bit.ly/2fcbDkL
29/11 – The Parish, Huddersfield – http://bit.ly/2fdrzTZ
30/11 – student workshop (sold out), Liverpool
01/12 – 24 Kitchen Street, Liverpool – http://bit.ly/2eUb6Wn
02/12 – The Canteen, Bristol – free entry
03/12 – The Duke of Cumberland, Whitstable – http://bit.ly/2fce5Yz
04/12 – Norwich Arts Centre Norwich – http://bit.ly/2fuPe5P