Check out John Spillane, with help from Senegalese griot singer Fanta MbackÃ© Kouyate singing the peppy traditional Irish song Bean PhÃ¡idÃn. Spillane with in Senegal for Magamedia’s music programme Ceolchuairt. Fanta MbackÃ© Kouyate, from Dakar, Senegal, is a singer of modern songs as well as songs of the traditional West African storytelling tradition, known as griot, or djéli (jeli).
John Spillane is still a gregarious performer, and I love hearing him sing. I have to say that I love this pairing. Fanta Kouyate is as colourful and fabulous as her lovely clothing. If she performed anywhere near, I’d be in line for tickets first day. I encourage you to look up other videos of her. She is a very compelling singer and storyteller.