Fluent in English, French and his native language, Bambara, Bassirima Soro, AKA K-Bass was born in Cote de Ivory (The Ivory Coast), Africa to a deeply loving family of musicians.
K-Bass’s late father, a traditional medicine man, singer and Ngoni (a string instrument originating in West Africa) player and his mother, a singer and dancer, were both descended from families in which music is the center of everything. Through music and dance they celebrate birth and death, comfort the living, resolve conflicts and share their knowledge and Love. They instilled their great passion for music in K-Bass as a young boy.
Despite severe economic hardships, K-Bass obtained a hard won education and became a world class cross country and marathon runner, earning celebrity status in his native country and surrounding regions.
Nonetheless, seeing that opportunities were limited in his native country, K-Bass moved to the United States despite knowing no English. Needing to make ends meet, K-Bass learned English and continued to compete as a runner, while earning a nursing degree. For years, K-Bass continued to win important races earning the name, “The Barefoot Runner” and continued to pursue, his first love, music.
After moving to Tucson, Arizona K-Bass became the lead singer of the popular local African mix band, “The Key Ingredients of African Soul” and was a guest artist with a number of other African based bands.
K-Bass' solo career has started with a bang and the launch of two solo albums: “Too Much Negativity”, released on April 25, 2009 and his latest album “La Liberte”.
K-Bass continues to wow audiences with his incredible stage charisma and innovative blend of Afro-pop, Reggae and several traditional African styles, and his positive yet thought provoking messages.
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