02/16| Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate at Mayne Stage


The collaboration between a rapper/beatboxer/singer-songwriter from Syracuse, NY and an electrifying African kora sensation from Guinea blends hip-hop, funk, and soulful, accessible rock with Afrobeat, reggae and irresistible African grooves.

The well-worn and often overblown expression “music is a common language” has never been more apropos in the case of Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate. Driscoll contributes the rapping, looping, beatboxing and songwriting talents he developed growing up in Syracuse, New York and during his own successful recording career. Kouyate, already a phenomenon in African music circles, has blown minds and ears with his hypersonic electrified riffs on the kora, bringing the exalted West African harp into the 21stCentury with use of distortion peddles, effects and previously-unimagined technical prowess.

“A gloriously accessible collision of styles. It’s an unlikely collaboration that works, magnificently.” – The Guardian

Mayne Stage Show Starts 7:30 pm (6:30 pm DOORS) $13 in advance | $15 day of | $20 preferred seating

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