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Salia 04:31
Dirty Donso 03:44
BKO Nana 03:38
Rougeot 03:48


“Mali, Niger & Algeria are producing some of the planet’s most vital rock music – BKO are Immensely rough & tough” (Rolling Stone)

“A fierce modern take on traditional Malian music” (Songlines)

Blending the sounds of the rural djelingoni with the urban donsongoni, BKO combine the Bamana and Mande Griot traditions with a percussive, over-driven aesthetic that pulls them into a more experimental realm, producing an urgent sound that is equally at home in the bars of Bamako and forward-thinking clubs outside of their home country.

We're taking a trip into a "subterranean" world, a world of meanings hidden behind the appearance of things, a world of symbols where everything signifies something, where everything speaks to those who know how to hear.

Nous allons entreprendre un voyage dans un monde "souterrain", le monde des significations cachées derrière l'apparence des choses, le monde des symboles où tout est signifiant, où tout parle pour qui sait entendre.


released June 15, 2018

Fassara Sacko - Lead vocal
Dunun Khassonké - Backing vocals
Adama Coulibaly - Lead vocal (1,3,4,5,8), Donso-Ngoni
Ibrahima Sarr - Djembem Backing vocals
Abdoulaye Kone - Djeli-Ngoni
Aymeric Krol - Hybrid drum set-up, backing vocals


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BKO Bamako, Mali

BKO is a fresh and modern super-quintet from MALI which performs an electrified and danceable set of Malian music.
Associating the guitar of griots with the lute of Bambara hunters had never been undertaken before in the Malian music universe. It is indeed two opposite worlds that BKO have decided to bring up together in order to develop a resolutely urban music style rooted in secular tradition
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