MALI BLUES SPRING 2012 PARIS TOUR ANNOUNCED
JeConte along with band founders Boubacar Sidibe & Adama Dramé are headed to Paris for 5 days to perform at the
MENIL'FEST 2012 !. It should be loads of fun and Vieux Farka Toure will be there as well so we will all get a chance to throw it down Mali Blues style...
We are also booked at Le Chansonniers and working on a few other cool spots so stay tuned as we get closer we will let you know where... If you are in Paris and want to catch us just check out our Facebook page for postings on where we are at and when.
MALI BLUES Mixing and Mastering in PORTLAND OREGONIA
JeConte is headed to work with John Neff in Portland on the 17th of May, mixing and mastering the new album which we plan to release early Fall and support it with a stateside and European Tour...so stay tuned...
MALI BLUES: VIEUX FARKA TOURE - KHAIRA ARBY - BASSEKOU KOUYATE - TOUMANI DIABATE & MORE...
JeConte & The Mali Allstars are in the studio working on additional tracks for Mali Blues with some very special guests. It is looking like we have compiled some serious tunes and look forward to sharing it with you.
We have many special guests coming through the studio and look forward to getting some great music ready our forthcoming release. We are currently in Studio Yeelen in Bamako, Mali and will be until April...with a big mixing and master session to follow... Mali Blues is in its second major recording session prior to its release and we have had some major sessions in Bamako, Mali with some great artists and are having a lot of fun. The band will be working hard on a 'Mali Blues World Tour' and label support to celebrate this amazing music and get the first release out to the World.
MALI BLUES POUR LA PAIX
We are focused hard on 'Mali Blues pour La Paix' concert series to help the growing situation here in Mali and the album features a great colaborative track called 'Le Monde de Mali' with some amazing performances. We hope to share this and more in a series of concerts for 'Pour la Paix in Mali' later this year. We will be working directly with JeConte's non profit SOULNOW.ORG to raise funds that will help people in Mali. Additionally SOULNOW is focused on building music schools in Mali. Mali Blues is going to be a great experience we look forward to getting your continued support.
MALI BLUES AFRICA TOUR 2012 - FESTIVAL IN THE DESERT, SEGOU, SELLINGUE, KAYES & MORE
JeConte & The Mali Allstars are rocking in Bamako and throughout Mali, West Africa... you can follow JeConte directly on his Facebook Page as he checks in regularly. The band has been on tour in Africa and working hard in the studio for first 3 months of the 2012 working on a double album worth of music, teh mali Blues for Peace project, and teh foundation of JeConte's non profit SOULNOW.ORG. The band has been in studio Yeelen, with many very special guests andteh collaboration is amazing...
JeConte performed at 'The Festival in the Desert' with Tinariwen, Vieux Farak Toure, Bassekou Kouyate and multiple other Tuareg bands. The band performed at the Festival Segou and Festval Sellingue and will also perform at the Festival Kayes at teh end of March. JeConte performed for the Preseident of Mali and the Prince of Monaco with Toumani Diabaté and his band. JeConte & Adama Dramé (The Jimi Hendrix of Mali - Seriously) have been jamming all over Bamako, multiple nights a week, and if you are lucky you can catch them at a number of clubs for unanounced sit in's and jams...
JeConte performed with Bassekou Kouyate for Nation Malian TV concert on March 17th and has plans to be in the studio with Bela Fleck and Taj Mahal on Bassekou's new album at Tiken Jah's studio vut the Coup interupted that opportunity. The band is working on multiple music videos and is performing at The Festival Kayes the 29th of March, the night before JeConte flies direct to Lafayette Louisiana to record with Anders Osborne for his new album 'Down by the Bayou.' You can learn more about JeConte at his website JeConte.com Here is a great 'Tuareg Blues' clip of JeConte at The Festival in the Desert 2012...
JECONTE PERFORMS WITH MEMBERS OF TINARIWEN IN LA - & JECONTE WILL PERFORM IN NYC ON NOV 17TH (ARTISTS TBA)
JeConte performed at the ESSAKANE Film Fundraiser in Los Angeles with Abdallah & Hassan of Tinariwen.
"In case you missed it on Thursday, Abdallah & Hassan of Tinariwen & the one and only JeConte live at Top Tomato! Thank you all for your support! From our first Essakane Film fundraiser in LA last Thursday! So grateful to Abdallah & Hassan of Tinariwen, JeConte, & everyone who came out to support the film! Coming to DC & NY soon!"
JECONTE & THE MALI ALLSTARS TO PLAY THE SEGOU FESTIVAL - FEB 2012
JeConte & The Mali Allstars will be performing at The Segou Festival in Mali February 2012. We will also be shooting multiple videos and recording in Bamako in January and February of 2012 and documenting our journey to this historic festival.
Through this varied program, the Festival on the Niger offers you an interdisciplinary and intercultural meeting, bringing together people from Segou, Malians and foreigners from all over the world, sharing the same wish: to discover the other and to learn from our differences.
Past performers include: Femi KUTI & POSITIVE FORCE, Ismael Lo, King Mensah, Amity Meria, Sayon Camara, Elton Lima, Gnawi, Amadou & Mariam, Oumou Sangare, Kasse Mady, Bako Dagnon, Vieux Farka Toure,Toumani Diabate, Abdoulaye Diabaté, Oumar Koita, Master Soumi,Issa Bagayoko, Super Biton de Ségou, Bassekou Kouyate, Sadio Kouyate, Thialy Harby, Amy Wassadie,Miss Maawa, Future Takamba & Horst Timmers, and many more...
MALI BLUES IS 'ALMOST' COMPLETE
We have completed the album 'MALI BLUES' but have now decided upon our return to Mali in January 2012 to add some special guests to make it even more special. We are also in the process of securing a record deal so we can bring this great accomplishment to you. Look for new tracks and videos to be released and tour dates coming to you for 2012 soon.
IN THE STUDIO: JECONTE & THE MALI ALLSTARS: MALI BLUES
The band worked in the studio in Mali and now JeConte is finalizing the album with John Neff at Night Forest Studios in Northern California-mixing and doing the final tracking for "MALI BLUES." We hope to have the album complete in April, and are working hard to get the right opportunities to release the record and get the band to both Europe and the States.
JECONTE & THE MALI ALLSTARS FEATURED IN THE FILM ESSAKANE
JeConte & The Mali Allstars are featured in 'ESSAKANE FILM'. The film crew joined the band in the studio in Bamako and throughout Mali. It was a great opportunity for us, and an exciting and wonderful project. To learn more about their film Click here. Also they have featured JeConte & the Mali Allstars on their BLOG and in their photo gallery. Take a look and see what cool stuff they have going on. We look forward to supporting them on an on-going basis.
MALI: JECONTE & THE MALI ALLSTARS: FESTIVAL AU DESERT 2011
JeConte & The Mali Allstars were officially accepted to Le Festival Au Desert. Check it out!!! It was an exciting journey and the band was featured on Malian TV. We took a Pinasse back from Timbouctu to Mopti and shot a bunch of Music Videos, as you can see on the site...