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Aboubacar Djéliké Kouyate supporting MULATU ASTATKE Ethio Jazz legend at Night Cat

  • The Night Cat 137-141 Johnston Street Fitzroy, VIC, 3065 Australia (map)

Join us on the circular stage at one of Melbourne's best venues, The Night Cat, to see the incredible Aboubacar Djelike Kouyate supporting Mulatu Astatke on his final Australian Tour.

Hailing from Mali and now residing in France, Aboubacar’s music fuses traditional African sounds and instruments with modern day twist on the ancient rhythms and patterns born from Jeli tradition.

He brings an exuberant and contemporary interpretation to the traditional 'griot' art form, combining his masterful command of voice, instrument, rhythm, conscious lyrics and fellow musicians into compelling performance that will intoxicate you and get your feet moving. His shows in Melbourne have been incredible to date and this show will be no exception.

Aboubacar has assembled an incredible Melbourne band including Ziggy Zeitgeist(30/70) on drums, Liam Powell on bass, Kofi Kunkpe on djembe, Martin Case on Sax and John Oh on guitar.