Ginny's Event

Ismael & The Radiant Select

Ismael & The Radiant Select

Sat, June 17, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Ginny's Supper Club

New York, NY

$15.00 - $20.00

Ismael & The Radiant Select
Ismael & The Radiant Select
Born in Conakry, Guinea into a family of griots and musicians, Ismael Kouyaté began dancing and singing in the Malinke village of Farranah, in upper Guinea. At age fifteen, Ismael moved to the capitol city of Conakry to pursue his career as a performing artist, and was accepted into the Ballet Communale de Matam, where he worked for nine years as principal dancer, choreographer, and singer. In 2000, Ismael was recruited by the National ensemble Les Percussions de Guinea, where he spent three years as the group’s lead dancer and griot. Ismael taught dance and song to international groups visiting Guinea, and traveled to Senegal and France teaching and performing. In 2003, Ismael took his talents to the national company, Les Ballets Africains, with whom he toured and performed throughout Guinea and the United States. Ismael Kouyaté now lives in New York City where he made his Broadway debut starring in FELA! During his run on Broadway, he was noticed by Beyoncé Knowles, who later featured his solo vocals on her hit song "Grown Woman". Today, Ismael stays true to his West African roots by blending his joyful, passionate sound with the gritty funk and soul of true New York City musicians, with his band, Ismael & The Radiant Select.
Venue Information:
Ginny's Supper Club
310 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY, 10027
http://ginnyssupperclub.com/