Bassekou KouyatÃ© (born in 1966 in Garana) is a musician from Mali. His band is known as Ngoni ba. He was born in Garana, BarouÃ©li Cercle, 60 kilometres from SÃ©gou in 1966. At the age of 12, he started playing the Ngoni. In the late 80''s he moved to the capital Bamako. KouyatÃ©''s album Segu Blue was released internationally in 2007 by Out Here Records and distributed in the U.K. by Proper Music Distribution. The album was produced by Lucy Duran. He has also appeared on a number of albums by Toumani DiabatÃ© and has performed in several European countries. KouyatÃ© is currently on tour with Bela Fleck. KouyatÃ©''s wife, Ami Sacko, is also a musician and performs in his band. His father Mustapha KouyatÃ© was a ngoni player and his mother YagarÃ© Damba was a praise singer.
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