In December 2006 under exceptional circumstances Kandjha Kouyate, a 17 year old singer and Kora player born in a family of famous musicians, met with Zeid Hamdan, one of the most active producers on the Lebanese underground scene.
After a visa problem,the singer that was supposed to perform with Zeid for a concert was unable to travel.
The French producer Marc Ambrogianni (“Nuits metis”) who was organizing the festival and the Kouyate family proposed to Zeid to create a show with Kandjha.
After 2 days of intense work, they presented their collaboration. It turned out to be a successful mix of raggae, hip hop, Guinean and electro music. The audience and the producers were impressed.
The duet was booked again for a dozen performances from 2006 to 2008 in Guinea, Algeria and finally France which allowed both artists to meet and record on the spot. An album made of 10 songs recorded between Guinea and Algeria was released early 2009.
The duet has toured with Ba Cissoko in fall 2010 and has performed before Alpha Blondy in Bretagne France in 2011. Kandjha has been touring with Tiken Jah Fakoly since 2010 as the main Kora player.
Kandjha and Zeid Hamdan will be in concert on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at DRM , Hamra. A Hip Hop and Reggae Mix with touches of acoustic Folk coupled with a transcendent voice.
Tickets are for LBP 25,000
For reservations call +961 1 752 202 or +961 70 030 032