N’famady Kouyaté is a young master musician from Guinea (Conakry), now based in Cardiff, Wales. N’famady’s primary instrument is the balafon – a traditional wooden xylophone, sacred to West African culture and his family heritage of the griot. N’famady plays both as a solo artist and with a full band line up as The Successors of the Mandingue – where his arrangements are a fusion of Mandingue African and western European jazz, pop, indie and funk influences provided by an ever-evolving collective of musicians.
N’famady is a talented multi instrumentalist who wowed audiences across the UK and Ireland during autumn/winter 2019/20 with his modern interpretations of traditional West African Mandingue songs and rhythms supporting Gruff Rhys on the Pang! album tour.
The Summer of 2021 sees N’famady start on a new and exiting creative chapter with the release of his debut EP “Aros I Fi Yna”. This collection of songs are full of vibrant sounds and colours, a mesmerizing and joyous introduction to a truly international artist.