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Watch Ismael Kouyate's New Video For 'Africa Love'

A slow-churning blend of Guinean grooves, hip-hop elements and Kouyate's unmistakeable vocal delivery.

Ismael "Bonfils" Kouyate comes through with the new music video for "Africa Love."

The Guinean-born perfomer, who was born to a long line of Griots in West Africa, initially made his name dancing for the likes of Les Ballets Africains, the national dance company of Guinea, and as the Master Choreographer for the Fela! musical, in which he also featured.

You may have also caught Kouyate's vocals in none-other-than the queen Beyonce's 2013 single "Grown Woman" (in the song's bridge).

Ismael Kouyate is now sharing the New York City-shot music video for "Africa Love," a slow-churning blend of Guinean grooves, hip-hop elements and the singer's unmistakeable vocal delivery.


Check out the Shawn Beasley-directed video for "Africa Love below and catch Ismael Kouyate performing with this band, Waraba, or his West African dance company, African Soul International.

"Africa Love" by Ismael "Bonfils" Kouyate feat. Asante directed by Shawn Beasley youtu.be

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