Glastonbury Emerging Talent winner is coming to Cilgwyn!

Glastonbury Emerging Talent winner, N’famady Kouyaté, will be performing at Bluestone Brewing Company this July!

Fresh from the stage at Glastonbury, the energetic master musician from Guinea will be performing live on Saturday 29th July.

Over the past few years, we’ve gained a bit of a reputation (one we’re very proud of!) for bringing world music to West Wales, with previous sell-out gigs from the likes of Kanda Bongo Man and Kasai Masai. This Summer is no different and we’re really looking forward to welcoming N’famady to the stage.

N’famady Kouyaté is a talented multi-instrumentalist who has been wowing audiences across the UK and Ireland during autumn/winter 2019/20 with his modern interpretations of traditional West African Mandingue songs and rhythms supporting Gruff Rhys on the Pang! album tour. His primary instrument is the balafon – the traditional wooden xylophone, sacred to West African culture and his family heritage of the griot/djeli.

His arrangements are a fusion of Mandingue African with western jazz, pop, indie, and funk influences provided by an ever-evolving collective of musicians. Instrumentation includes balafon, keyboards, drumkit, djembe, guitar, bass, kora, doundoun, congas, saxophone, trumpet, & callabash. N’famady’s performances create amazing atmospheres and vibrations wherever he goes, and audiences are charmed by his infectious enthusiasm and joy.

The gig will take place on Saturday 29th July, with support from local DJ, Nathan Stardust Jones. Tickets are selling fast and are available to buy here – hope to see you there!!