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N’famady Kouyaté

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N’famady Kouyaté is a young master musician from Guinea (Conakry), now based in Cardiff. A talented multi-instrumentalist, his primary instrument is the balafon – a traditional wooden xylophone, sacred to West African culture and his family heritage of the griot.  N’famady plays both as a solo artist and with a full band line up as The Successors of the Mandingue. His arrangements are a fusion of Mandingue African with western European jazz, pop, indie and funk influences provided by an ever-evolving collective of musicians.


N’famady’s performances create amazing atmospheres and vibrations, and audiences are charmed by his infectious enthusiasm and joy – wowing audiences across the UK and Ireland during autumn/winter 2019/20 supporting Gruff Rhys on the Pang! album tour as well as playing in Gruff's band.  

The Summer of 2021 saw N’famady start on a new and exciting creative chapter with the release of his debut EP “Aros I Fi Yna” - a collection of songs full of vibrant colours, and a joyous introduction to an exciting and truly international artist in Wales.


Ar hyn of bryd mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

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