Dudù Kouatè (Senegal)
And for our last event for World Refugee Week, we travel to Bologna, to the International Museum and Library of Music, where Bologna Jazz Festival has hosted a masterclass on African percussions and traditional African instrumentswith Dudù Kouatè (Senegal) -who was later joined by Luca Bernard for the Blind Live Concert that we are offering to you today.
Dudù Kouate was born in Senegal into a family of griots, known for being the conservators of the African cultural and musical tradition. After his humanities studies in his country, Kouate left for Europe. He lives in Bergamo where he has been teaching African percussion for many years.
Luca Bernard was born in Foggia, Southern Italy. He grew as a punk electric-bass player, yet dealing with the practice of improvisation from the very beginning.