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NEXT UP! Mark your calendars for these.

8/2 Pandemic: BKO (Malian modern music) Brillo
8/4 Weather Permitting: Molly Alphabet, Go Go Gidget, Armadillos
8/7Cimarrón (Colombia) with Gavas Beat and DJ Pandemic at Spirit
8/8 Hilltop Food Truck Round Up at 25 Carrick
8/11 Weather Permitting: Sweet Poison Victim & Her Ladyship(AFROBEATS)
8/16 Birmingham Society 2019 Series at 25 Carrick
8/18 Weather Permitting: Turpentiners & Truth and Rights
8/25 Weather Permitting: Cheick Hamala Diabate & Grand Piano
9/15 Pandemic: Los Wembler’s de Iquitos at 25 Carrick
10/13 Pandemic Presents: Les Filles de Illighadad at 25 Carrick


Excited to have these very special guests at our August Party coming direct from MALI.

BKO Quintet is a journey into the heart of contemporary Malian music, combining two of the West African nation’s most well-known traditions, and bringing together four of Mali’s finest veteran musicians: Ibrahima Sarr, Fassara Sacko, Nfali Diakité, and Abdoulaye Kone with French percussionist Aymeric Krol.

BKO is a fresh and modern super-quintet from Bamako (BKO=airport code) who performs an electrified and highly danceable set of Malian music. This band is known for their groundbreaking interplay of the guitar of the griots with the lute of Bambara hunters. It is indeed two opposite worlds that BKO have decided to bring up together in order to develop a resolutely urban music style rooted in secular tradition.



5 Brothers playing together since 1969 and legendary Peruvian chicha pioneers Los Wembler’s de Iquitos celebrate their 50th anniversary with an all-new album,Visíon del Ayahuasca Availableon Barbès records and return to Pittsburgh (for their 2nd ever US Tour).
Date: Sunday September 15
Location: 25 Carrick Ave Pittsburgh PA
Bus line 51 exit at Biscayne
Time: 7pm doors show at 8pm
25 Carrick Ave and Pandemic Present:
Los Wembler’s De Iquitos
Plus Pandemic Pete & tbd
Legendary Peruvianchichapioneers Los Wembler’s de Iquitos celebrate their 50th anniversary with an all-new album,Visíon del Ayahuasca Availableon Barbès records,September2019.
LosWembler’s haven’t lost any of their creative edge. To watch them perform or record is to witness musicians at the height of their powers. Their happy first experiments with cumbia and indigenous rhythms were not the product of chance. These are accomplished musicians in tune with their environment but also infinitely curious about the world. The style LosWembler’s pioneered more than forty years ago has finally found an audience around the world, and LosWembler’s intend to keep it relevant by finding new ways to experiment.
Ghali is one of two women in the Niger who play the guitar. And my can she play. The desert blues sound that streams from her fingers is deeply enigmatic. She pours it into the village’s tende music, infusing traditional sounds with the strumming of strings and softly sung melodies. She’s joined by her cousin Alamnou Akrouni, who also provides vocals. Together they are Les Filles de Illighadad, the daughters of Illighadad.

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