Wed, 06. Nov 2002, 9.45 PM | African Meeting
Thanks to Mory Kanté from Guinea, our audience could enjoy enchanting Cora sounds. The Cora is a 21-string bridge-harp, with which sounds are produced that border on the hypnotic. Mory Kanté is considered to be an innovative performer, because he understands like no other how to combine neo-traditional Mandingo musicians on the Cora with dance mixes. His hit «Yé Ké Yé Ké» is still ever present.
With her hot, progressive Afro groove Angélique Kidjo, born in Benin, knows how to fill audiences with enthusiasm. «Elegibo» and «Malaika» are the names of her huge successes. Close to the heart of this fascinating artist is Africa’s fate, which is subject in many of her songs.
Thu, 12. Nov 1998, 9.45 PM | World & Afro
World class in Basel. Angélique Kidjo sits in the Nr.-1 spot in the World Music yearly charts. She comes from the West African country of Benin, where music is rhythmic and charged with energy. This complements the little whirlwind and dancing genius. The confident and politically active woman turns her performances into spectacles.
Toure Kunda from Senegal already became famous with world music more than 20 years ago. An African firework of the supreme class with dancing opportunities in the seat free zone on the parquet floor.