Music

Boka Kouyate & The Djeliyah Band

Performance

The WRF '21 Saturday Night Dance Party with Boka Kouyate & The Djeliyah Band

Saturday

7:30PM

Auditorium

Orchestrated by the multi-talented Djely Aboubacar "Boka" Kouyate from Guinea in West Africa, The Djeliyah Band began February 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The name Djeliyah means; the work of the Djely people in the community. Djelys or Griots have always been next to the Kings in the Mande Empire as Cultural Educators, the traditional historians, artist and musicians of Culture.

Boka connects this rich traditional music to Global music; a harmonic fusion between the traditional Griot music, the afro beat and the modern Guinea music which provides a highlife sound for your listening and dancing pleasure.

Artist bio

Boka Kouyate & The Djeliyah Band is Seattle's newest West African Music & Dance Band. A harmonic fusion of traditional Djeli and modern Guinean music that provides a highlife sound for your dancing pleasure! Founded in February 2015 in Seattle, Washington. Hitting the ground with an
exciting bouquet of songs, music and dance that includes an inter-active component for everyone's enjoyment.