Among the many musical masters living in New Orleans, Seguenon Kone stands apart.
Unlike the jazz, brass and blues greats who were raised in and fed off the city’s rich cultural landscape, Kone, an Ivory Coast native, circled the globe multiple times before choosing New Orleans as his new home almost a year ago.
He is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, dancer and choreographer who was playing music and performing around the world with the National Ballet of the Ivory Coast when he was 14. He formed his own dance company when he was only 21. Taught by his father from early childhood on, he is a master of the xylophone and djembe drums, has toured with Jimmy Buffett and contracted to work five shows a day at Walt Disney World.