Aly Keïta has won the Deutscher Jazzpreis 2022 in the category “Special Instruments”! This award category honours artists who primarily use a special instrument for artistic expression – in this case the African balafon.
Aly Keïta can be booked with TRIO IVOIRE (Hans Lüdemann – piano/virtual piano, Aly Keïta – Balaphon/Mbira, Christian Thomé – drums/percussion) and the formations Trio Ivoire feat. Dobet Gnahoré as well as Trio Ivoire XX “Enchanted Forest”. In TRIO IVOIRE, personal roots from the traditions of jazz, European and African music merge. The combination of the African balafon with piano, drums and electronics creates a contemporary sound without comparison.