Malima Kone is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Burkina Faso, West Africa. Originally from Mali, Malima belongs to the ancient Jeli (Griot) music tradition of the Bwaba people, whose cultural musical heritage he carries forward while incorporating outside influences. Born into the renowned Kone family of West Africa, Malima has drawn from his lifetime of musical study to preserve the sound of its Jeli tradition. He is the creator of the New Jeli style.
Kone sings in 5 languages ( Bwaba, Bambara/Dioula, Moore French and English) His songs and lyrics embody messages of hope, equality, love, liberty, compassion, unity, and universal solidarity.
In 2011 Malima launched his first single, Dambe. Malimas strong vocals and raw style fit seamlessly with his fusion of Afro Soul Jazz and Reggae. In 2018, He launched a second New single, Yere-Yini, This single was followed by his new album, This Is The Time. now available on all musical platforms.
Malima kone Live at the Kuumbwa Jazz center on
August 24th 2019 at 8pm. He will share his story of the New Djeli style through a Sweet Musical Journey With all of you. To learn more about Malima Kone and his new album, please visit:
Kummbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St # 2
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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