Kabakuwo

Kabakuwo, a group whose name means "fantasticâ", created in 2007 by four musicians with a keen interest in Mandinka culture: Sadio Sissoko (Senegal) on percussion and vocals, Dieli Mori Tounkara (Mali) on kora and guitar, CÃdric Dind-Lavoie (Quebec) on double bass and electric bass, and Estelle Lavoie (Quebec) on kora and guitar. These four artists, all experienced in several African musical styles, took on the challenge of exploring traditional Mandinka music. In addition to traditional pieces, the group's repertoire includes original creations with influences ranging from Latin beats and reggae but, above all, encompassing rhythms from Senegal and Mali. The group has performed at several festivals such as Festival Interculturel de Rawdon, Les Francofolies de Montreal and the Theatre de Verdure for Vues d'Afrique.