Arouna and Biko

Admin 2019 Music

Arouna Diarra and Biko Casini are brother from different motherlands. 2019 marks their first album produced together, ‘Bamanaya Sira” ( the many pathways ancient culture takes)
It is both an honoring of Arouna’s native music of Burkina Faso, as well as the many journeys Arouna and Biko have made as members of Rising Appalachia. The album is chalked full of Ngonis, Koras, Balafons, Calabash, and guest artists.
Their performances are know for being powerful dance experiences as well as opportunities to drop deep within to the sunlike sound of the African Harps. Arouna and Biko’s music is clearly drawn from a deep well of African Tradition and Contemporary Experiences. Be sure to catch their show at Arise with possible guest appearances by members of Rising Appalachia.