M’Bollo, Billy Wylder, Datura Road

/ Mar

M’Bollo, Billy Wylder, Datura Road

Front Room
07:00 pm

BSP Kingston presents an evening of world-music tinged folk with
M’Bollo, Billy Wylder, and Datura Road!

$10 | 18+ | 7PM Doors / 7:30 Show
Advanced Tickets :: https://bit.ly/2E2JoCT

For over 30 years Amadou Diallo studied the rythms of Senegal, Mali and Guinea. People thought he was crazy, everyday singing and playing the Sufi drum (Hrim) on the streets of Dakar, Senegal. But that was where he wrote so many of M’Bollo’s songs, and he knew one day he would bring his music to a wider audience.

Then in 2001 a miracle happened, and he got a contract to come to the U.S. playing djembe with the African Ballet Bugerabou. Amadou settled in Rosendale, NY and in 2010 formed M’Bollo with local musicians The Schikowitz brothers.

Mbollo means “be together” and the music brings together the rich tapestry of African rhythms with western instruments and styles. Together they reunite the western instruments with their African roots. The bass singing the “dun dun” (African bass drum ) and the banjo singing like “Ekonting”( ancient African banjo)


“A spiritual cousin to Paul Simon’s Graceland” –Seven Days

From the front-lines at Standing Rock to the archaic streets of Jerusalem, the Sahel Desert to Carnegie Hall, music has been the source of strength for Billy Wylder. The band features Avi Salloway (Bombino/Hey Mama/Avi & Celia) joined by an inspired cast of singular artists who have performed across five continents including concerts at the Coachella, Newport Folk Festival, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Montreal Jazz Fest, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center. From 2013-16, Salloway toured the globe with Bombino, the Tuareg guitar hero from Niger, Africa. While on the journey and since returning, Salloway wrote the material on the band’s new album, Strike the Match (Sand & Gold Records, released 9.7.18).

Salloway has been bringing these songs to life with the Wylder Family, a group of dear friends and musical kindred spirits. In between shows, the band spent ten days recording at Eyeland Studio in the Columbus Theatre, home of The Low Anthem. The music weaves together American folk and rock with sensibilities from the Sahara Desert: think Andrew Bird meets Ali Farka Toure, Pete Seeger and Talking Heads. Strike the Match expands on American musical traditions, building a bridge to their African roots and coloring the songs with experimental art-rock textures: gilded string lines, synthesizers, and angular guitars. Mother Earth is at its center, surrounded by stories of love, conflict, change and dreams.

The band has toured extensively, performing and collaborating with renowned artists including Jack Johnson, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Bombino, The Low Anthem, and Pete Seeger.

“When listening to Strike the Match, it’s apparent just how much Salloway has matured as a musician and political thinker… ‘Fourth of July’ is a tightly composed rumination on what it means to be an American, the good and the bad, that rides a riff that’s one part Zeppelin and one part early 2000s garage rock revival… A sense of mystery and majesty.” –No Depression


Datura Road is a group based in the Hudson Valley and greater New York area. Their debut release, Datura Road, was realized through a 2016 Kickstarter campaign and features instruments such as the oud, doumbek, bansuri, and tabla, in addition to the more familiar guitar, bass, and drum framework. The band has begun to tour throughout the Hudson Valley making appearances at the Rosendale Street Festival, Dogwood Bar in Beacon, Woodstock’s Summer Music Series Concerts on the Green, and was featured on WDST’s Roundtable program hosted by Doug Grunther.

Datura Road comes to BSP Kingston for the first time to release their single “Görüşürüz” (Turkish for “goodbye) off of their upcoming “Elephants Dream” EP, slated for summer release.

“Datura Road is a cohesive and heartwarming group, that offers tunes in varying styles. From warm dance grooves, smoky Latin ballads, and trance-like meditations that enliven the senses and create great joy from song to song in the program. Datura Road the album is a wonderful addition to any world music collection.”
– Shannon Smith, Sound in Review