Born in Ivory Coast but coming from Mali, Aly Keita is one of the best known musicians in the world for his ability to bring out every harmonic and percussive nuance from his balafon.
Together with the Afro-American drummer Hamid Drake – host at the Festival au Désert since the first edition in 2010 – he goes beyond traditional music to explore jazz and contemporary beats.
For the first time the vibraphonist Pasquale Mirra (Gianluca Petrella, C’mon Tigre …), already alongside Hamid Drake in wonderful live performances that have delighted national and international audiences in these years, joins the group.
The Festival au Désert Florence is a multicultural music project that since 2010 has created a network for contemporary creation between Africa, the Mediterranean and Europe, starting from the collaboration between the Festival au Désert in Essakane (Mali) and Fondazione Fabbrica Europa. The festival hosts the great names of the world music, in particular from Mali, North Africa, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, in open dialogue with the ambassadors of artistic “nomadism” from all over the world. The 2020 edition is realized in partnership with Italian World Beat.
Project realized with the support of Fondazione CR Firenze