A Platform for Ethnically and Culturally Inspired Music
KUNBE
Artist
Mali
Play all tracks
Watch all videos
IN THE CHARTS
 
3 times in the Global Top 40
December 2022 #18 - Global Top 40 Togna (track)
October 2021 #12 - Global Top 40 Togna (track)
October 2021 #13 - Global Top 40 Foli (track)
TRACKS
 
2 times in the Global Top 40
1 time in the Global Top 40
VIDEOS
 
BLOGS
 

LP "Bamako groove" 1 October 2014

by KUNBE
Oct 14, 2014
619 views
LP \ A first album which draws its inspiration from the Mandinka world and combines in all its variety the polyrhythmic beat of West Africa with western rock energy and favour.
PHOTOS
 
Photo by: KUNBE
About: Kunbe
Photo by: KUNBE
About: Kunbe
ABOUT
(ENG) KUNBE, "encounter" in Bambara, is the result of several years of exchange and cooperation between French and Malian musicians, including the singer Mountaga Diabaté (Super Rail Band from Bamako), the drummer Morissanda Diabaté, and the guitarist Sékou Marcel Coulibaly.

Living up to their rock identity where they're from, this is not the first intermixing project for the Livenais brothers with African artists (Caline Georgette & Jimi Hope, Akeikoi, Paco Koné, Segun Ola…).

Without any breaks or slowing pace, KUNBE's gigs are powerful and wonderfully colorful. You can find in them the African vibe in its most dancing and bouncing side, with soft and catchy melodies that stick to your ears for good, the power of a rock trio who knew how to adapt themselves by bringing more energy with a well-western color, warm and transcendent gimmicks of guitars and keyboards. The whole of it is served with the joy of music everybody can have access to, shared and balanced between the musicians, where each of them finds his place and his freedom of playing.

(FR) KUNBE, la "rencontre" en Bambara, est le fruit de plusieurs années d'échanges et de coopérations entre des musiciens français et maliens, dont le chanteur Mountaga Diabaté (Super Rail Band de Bamako), le batteur Morissanda Diabaté, et le guitariste Sékou Marcel Coulibaly.

Fidèles à leur identité rock d'où ils sont issus, les frères Livenais ne sont pas à leur premier projet de métissage avec des artistes africains (Caline Georgette & Jimi Hope, Akeikoi, Paco Koné, Segun Ola...).

Sans temps mort et sans baisse de régime, les concerts de KUNBE sont puissants et colorés à merveille. On y retrouve la vibration africaine dans ce qu'elle a de plus dansant et rebondissant, les mélodies douces et accrocheuses qui vous collent définitivement à l'oreille, la puissance d'un trio rock qui a su s'adapter en y apportant un surplus d'énergie avec une coloration bien occidentale, des gimmicks de guitares et de claviers chaleureux et transcendants. Le tout est servi dans la joie d'une musique accessible à tout public, partagée et équilibrée entre les musiciens, où chacun trouve sa place et sa liberté de jeu.
OTHER LINKS
Personal Website Buy artist music