ZKE! Zouratié Koné Ensemble

The Ensemble, under the sign of Afro Jazz Mandingo reflects the story and personality of the Griot Zouratié Koné, from Burkina Faso, leader of the group, master percussionist, singer-songwriter and maker of musical instruments.

The work of composition performed by the Burkinabe Zouratié Koné is based on the use of traditional African rhythms and harmonies as a guide to artistic expression for all the instruments that accompany it (wind, bass guitar, drums and percussion).

He has adapted dozens of African rhythms and fashions to compose the instrumental pieces of the project, with particular attention given to groove and harmonization, thus achieving a very successful transcontinental fusion.

The result is a free music, full of communicative and joyful energy, both insolent and respectful of tradition that brings the African rhythms and harmonies closer to the jazz tradition.