Date Friday 15 December, 2023 Start 21:00 Doors open 20:00
Aboubakar Traoré, from Bobo-Dioulasso, is a prodigy of the kamele n’goni and an exceptional singer. He recounts and rejuvenates the fabulous repertoire of the Mandingo griots, highlighting the daily challenges of his people and paying homage to the elders who have left their mark on the history of Africa, particularly that of Burkina Faso, his homeland.
After several trips to Belgium, Aboubakar Traoré & Balima came together, resulting in the recording of their first EP at the end of 2016. Since the summer of 2017, the group has performed around two hundred times!
The album “Tama Tama” was nominated for the Octaves de la Musique 2021 in the World Music category. In 2023, the band was selected by an international jury to represent Belgian world music at Ancienne Belgique as part of the Belgian Worldwide Music Night 2023 (BWMN).
This project brings together Belgian and African musicians. Their music, without borders, is firmly focused on the future. Swaying rhythms, infectious polyrhythms, deep grooves, rock, jazz, and hip-hop sounds. The communicative energy of Aboubakar and the dynamism of Balima will make you move and dance!