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Balimaya Project

Balimaya Project has been played on NTS shows including Patrick Forge, with I No Go Gree first played on 13 September 2021.

Balimaya Project is a London-based 16-piece collective that fuses West-African folkloric music and jazz. Formed in 2019 by percussionist Yahael Camara Onono, a second-generation Londoner, the band uses the repertoire and instrumentation of the Mande peoples of Senegal and Mali as the bridge to bring the folkloric West African music together with jazz and the sounds of Black London. The word "Balimaya" comes from the Maninka language and means the essence of kinship.

The band has played mainstage at festivals across the UK,…

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