College date part of duo’s UK tour

Joe Sekou and Sekou Kouyate who are playing at Eastbourne College
Joe Sekou and Sekou Kouyate who are playing at Eastbourne College

Due to huge demand, NYC’s critically-acclaimed rapper Joe Driscoll and West African star Sekou Kouyate head back to the UK, to continue touring their recently-released, acclaimed debut album, Faya.

And as part of a mini tour they will be pairing up at Eastbourne College on Tuesday, March 12.

Originally from Conakry, Guinea, Sekou Kouyate, is a member of world-renowned band Ba Cissoko and known in France as the ‘Jimi Hendrix of the kora’.

Joe Driscoll, the man Cee-Lo Green labelled ‘the gangsta with an iron lung’ is originally from Syracuse, upstate New York.

On moving to the UK, Joe became a pivotal part of the OneTaste collective, whose other alumni include Jamie Woon, Little Dragon and Portico Quartet.

Voiced in Sousou and English by Sekou and Driscoll respectively, Faya is a potent brew of afrobeat, other African styles, hip-hop, rock and reggae that defies any simple tags or description.