Afrokings

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Biography

Afrokings features Master Malian guitarist and Vocalist Moussa Diakite


The band draw their influences and inspiration from the rich musical traditions of Africa, South America as well as Moussa’s West African homeland of Mali.

Combining African soul, world funk and latin rhythms with the sophistication of jazz improvisation, (provided by Sydney rhythm section Larry Friedberg, Julian Bel-bachir (Afro Nomads) and Chris Frazier (Hung Drawn quartet) the result is a true and eclectic fusion of World Sounds.

Transposing into guitar, those traditional instruments such as the N'goni Kamale, N'goni, Kora, Socou and the Balafon, Moussa highlights his unique guitar and vocal styles utilising the bands world, funk, latin, dance rhythm section.

Moussa and the band members have performed in various music festivals throughout Europe, Asia and South America and nearly every major city and Moussa has also been the featured guitarist with some of Africa's finest performers including Salif Keita.

The band have also starred with overseas acts including Winner of The 2009 African Band Of The Year “Makomo”, Sierre Leone Guitar Legend “Abdul T Jay” and local acts “Pape Mbaye” , “Afro Namods”, ”Soul Kitchen”, “Nahbenzi”, “Big Drum Nutz” and many more!

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