Zouratié Koné is a master percussionist from a family of Griots (traditional healing artists), based in Brussels. Born in Bobo Dioulasso (Burkina Faso), he lived in Mali and Côte d'Ivoire, with roots in Senegal and Guinea Conakry.
He knows many West African traditions. Singer, musician and maker of musical instruments, he is recognized as a Master on the djembe, the dumdum, the tama (talking drum), the longa, the kora, the ngoni and the balafon. www.zouratiekone.com
Educated in an oral culture, this amazing musician knows hundreds of different rhythms coming from Burkina-Faso, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Niger, Mali, Guinea, etc.., as well as a wide range of songs.
Since 2017 he has led his musical project of Afro Jazz Mandingue, the ZKE! Zouratié Koné Ensemble and he shares the artistic direction of the association Amu - Les Griots, together with Ombretta Moschella, which aim is the promotion of the Arts and the geographical and human cultural heritage of the countries of West Africa and the meeting of cultures, with an associated cultural center in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. https://zouratiekone.com/portfolio/zke-zouratie-kone-ensemble/
Since 2013 he has been part of Afrikan Protokol, an Afro-jazz sextet based in Belgium, and he plays his traditional instruments in the projects of Tutu Pouane and Besac Arthur, among others.
He played with musicians like Salif Keita, Baaba Maal, Cheick Tidiane Seck, Tiken Jah Fakoly and Oumou Sangare.
Language : French