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BKO Quintet

BKO Quintet’s music was born from a meeting between five established artists, whose collective sound transports the listener into the heart of contemporary Mali.

While most musicians require a relaxed atmosphere whilst producing a record, this was not the case for BKO Quintet.  Amidst the revolutionary turmoil which embroiled Mali in late 2012 pushing it to the very brink of civil war, they maintained focused on their musical endeavours, albeit with a warranted sense of urgency, until, with the proper visas and connections, they were able to fly to France to produce ‘Bamako Today’. Though it took two more years to come to light, the outcome is a remarkable recording which captures the indomitable African spirit to create music against all odds.