EMMANUEL JAL, BASSEKOU KOUYATE & NGONI BA, REGGAE ON THE RIVER, GARBERVILLE (CA), JULY 31ST-AUGUST 2ND 2015


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The 31st Annual Reggae Festival featured an international and eclectic cast of artists from African countries such as the Sudan and Mali. Sudanese rapper and spoken word artist Emmanuel Jal offered conscious radical lyrics meant to awaken the crowd regarding the socio-political issues of his country which include war, violence and child exploitation with his poignant life story as a child soldier and refugee. He received numerous accolades and crowd participation. The Malian Family Ensemble which featured husband and wife Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba enchanted the crowd with their original Malian Blues singing, guitar and percussion using traditional instruments. You could clearly see and hear the African influence on Blues and Rock N’ Roll with the Jimmy Hendrix-like guitar-playing as well as sultry voice of Ngoni Ba. The youngest members of the Family ensemble also performed so well and energetically at the traditional guitars and talking drums that the crowd demanded an encore.

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