, performed at the Theatre Royal as part of Celtic Connections festival 2022, to support Rura.
Kouyate from Guinea (Conakry) provided an energetic support for Rura. He played a traditional wooden xylophone from westAfrica called a balaton, stoking the keys with strong dynamism! He plays modern interpretations of traditional West African Mandingue songs and rhythms. Kouyate is a multi-instrumentalist and has toured as support to Gruff Rhys on the Pang! album tour. He now lives in Wales - and next year for the 2023 festival, cc will partner with our Celtic cousins in Wales.