‘Kadialy is an incredibly skilled musician, playing the kora as easily as the rest of us clap to a beat…Kadialy would be an excellent addition to the festival circuit this summer, free of four walls and complemented by an epic skyline.’ (Songlines)
‘Kadialy Kouyaté showcases his fleet-fingered skills on this mesmerising instrument, complementing it with his hauntingly, darkly beautiful voice, to create a Toumani Diabate-meets-Youssou N’Dour sound.’ (Time Out)
Senegalese kora virtuoso and singer Kadialy Kouyaté performs solo and with a variety of ensembles, such as Sound Archive, Adriano Adewale Group, Rafiki Jazz, and Kike Pedersen. He has also collaborated with Fimber Bravo, Roswell Rudd’s MALIcool, and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared in many prestigious venues, including The Globe Theatre, Westminster Hall, Royal Festival Hall, and the O2 Arena.