was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. From an early age, he was introduced to the balafon, the musical forerunner of the xylophone and the marimba, by his father, who is himself a balafon player. Today, Aly Keïta lives in Berlin and combines musical worlds with impressive virtuosity. He wanders between spectacular African rhythm, polyphony and jazz elements and combines them into a wonderful and unique world of sound – two magic hands and a thousand and one beats. In 2022 he was awarded the German Jazz Prize in the category Special Instruments.