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

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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.