MALI BLUES ALBUM RELEASE & SUMMER TOUR ANNOUNCED
Mali Blues will be officially released July 31st through SOULNOW RECORDS and distributed World Wide through eOne. The band will perform throughout Europe, dates and tour schedule are listed on out tour page. Also look for multiple Mali Blues Session albums from Boubacar Sidibe and Adama Drame to be released this Fall/Winter with limited pre-release copies on sale this summer while the band is on tour...
MALI BLUES FALL 2012 PARIS TOUR ANOUNCED & WOMEX TRIP
JeConte will be heading to Paris to play with multiple musicians for a min Menil Fest reunion. The band will perform at the
LANGORA on October 12th and a residency at Le Chansonniers playing offcially with teh fellas on the 13th...and many special guests...then off to Womex for the week to promote Mali Blues to be released via eOne in January 2013.
MALI BLUES SPRING 2012 PARIS TOUR A SUCCESS
JeConte along with band founders Boubacar Sidibe & Adama Dramé went to Paris for a week to perform at the
MENIL'FEST 2012 !. It was a great exchange of music and the band rocked. Vieux Farka Toure joined us and invited JeConte to sit in during his sets as well.
The band did a residency at Le Chansonniers and plan on returning this Fall for a short run on their way to WOMEX.
JECONTE & THE MALI ALLSTARS RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO: LE MONDE POUR LA PAIX
Featuring exclusive behind the scenes footage from Studio Yeelen in Bamako and the making of 'Mali Blues pour la Paix,' footage from the coup d'etat in March, and footage from The Festival in the Desert 2012 outside Timbuktu. JeConte & The Mali Allstars present: Le Monde pour la Paix'
MALI BLUES MIX & MASTER SESSIONS 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.
Here is pre-release version for your listening pleasure:
TIMBUKTU PINASSE JAM
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
JeConte performed at the ESSAKANE Film Fundraiser in Los Angeles with Abdallah & Hassan of Tinariwen.
In case you missed it on Abdallah & Hassan of Tinariwen & the 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 FEATURED IN ESSAKANE FILM
JeConte & The Mali Allstars 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.