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World Cafe Next: BKO Quintet

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World Cafe Next: BKO Quintet

World Cafe Next: BKO Quintet

World Cafe Next: BKO Quintet

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Set List

  • Strange Wassolon
  • Donsolu (feat. Piers Faccini)

This week's World Cafe: Next artist, BKO Quintet, is from the North African nation of Mali. Its album Bamako Today modernizes traditional Malian tunes and originals.

The band calls its music "Trad Actual Malian Sound." But, as you'll hear, it's also got a contemporary feel. In this segment, you can hear and download a couple of songs, including one in which BKO Quintet is joined by vocalist Piers Faccini singing in English.