Invited by various universities and students organisations committed to education and social change through Hip Hop, AMKOULLEL will be doing workshops, panels and performances with his multi-instrumentalist musician playing Ngoni and Talking Drums. He will also play in various NY and LA clubs… the buzz is growing fast!!
Amkoullel is recognised as the most talented and socially committed Malian rapper, combining traditional and contemporary global cultures to promote social responsibility. With his unique charisma and style, he touches all audiences and is boosting the image of Africa through education and culture. Amkoullel is a cultural entrepreneur, a successful TV presenter, a producer and actor as well. In 2009, Amkoullel was honoured at the Mali Hip-Hop Awards three times. In 2010 he released his 4th album Ne Ka Mali!!with 4 amazing videos. 2011 started with the Festival in the Desert and will definitely be the year of Amkoullel’s international launch.
Amkoullel US tour dates 2011
April 1 – 3 Trinity International Hip Hop festival Trinity College Hartford CT Trinityhiphop.org
April 1 Workshop with students learning French
April 2 Show w/ The Reminders, Eekwol, Emicida, Omar Offendum
April 5 – 12 New York area
April 5 Workshops NJ Hip Hop Education Week Essex County College
April 6 Show The Loft, Public Assembly Brooklyn w/ Spazecraft and Van-Inc Sohnup.com/
April 7 8:00 pm Showcase The Shrine Harlem www.shrinenyc.com/ 11:00 pm Guest on Nomadic Massive show 92YTribeca
April 9 10:45 am NJ Hip Hop Education Week Performance w/African collective of musicians and artists + all day conference Salif Keita’s After Party Farafina Club Harlem Farafina Cafe Harlem
April 10 10:30 pm Showcase Zebulon cafe concert Brooklyn zebuloncafeconcert
April 12 Workshops at the International Community High School Bronx www.ichs.weebly.com
April 14- 17 Los Angeles Meeting students at UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies 10 pm ShowcaseAfrofunke – Zanzibar club Santa Monica www.afrofunke.com
April 15 -16 More workshops, promotion and performance
April 17/18 Return to Bamako via NY and Paris