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Billy Nankouma Konaté, son of great djembeföla Famodou Konaté sets to make his first visit to the Emerald Isle this month for the Big Bang Festival Sat 28th.

Born in 1977 in Conakry/Guinea, Billy started playing the traditional Malinke music at the age of 7. Dedicated to the music, he followed his dream and was educated by his father for years on the traditional „fêtes“ Malinkes.

From 1987 on, he was passing years in the village „Sangbarala“, where he went with his mother. Here he was learning a lot about the culture and music of his people. He returned to Conakry where he continued his education with his father on the traditional Malinké „fêtes“.

Billy Nankouma Konaté is one of the most remarkable African percussionists of his generation, sought after as a teacher and a perfermor the world over.
Billy will be joined by Malinké percussion ensemble Komá for his Irish appearance.

Expect pacey polyphonic rhythms, upper Guinea roots and just try to keep your bones from grooving!


€15 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required


Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos