The winner of Songlines Music Awards (with ACSS, 2017), Talent of Guinea (Paris, March 2015, Best Group) and again nominated for the Guinean Music Awards (November 2015), N’Faly Kouyaté is a multi-talented artist coming from a deeply traditional background.
Recently nominated as ‘Ambassador of the Intercultural Dialogue’ in Belgium, winner of the Guinée Music Award 2012, nominated for the Octaves de la Musique 2012 in Belgium and as Talent Acoustique on TV5 Monde, he released his new album CHANGE on 5th August 2015 in London.
Due to his dexterity and elegance in impassioned playing of the kora, N’Faly Kouyaté became also known as the "Jimi Hendrix of the Kora" and 'the face' of Afro Celt Sound System. Already in 1999, their projects achieved a Golden Record and in 1999 and 2001 they were even nominated for the Grammy Award.
He has now branched out into a new style called AFROTRONIX. This style is deeply rooted in African music and draws on polyphony and electronic music.