Djeliyah Band

Djeliyah Band members bring the beat of mother Africa:

Orchestrated by the multi-talented Djely Aboubacar “Boka” Kouyaté from Guinea in West Africa, The Djeliyah Band began February 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The name Djeliyah means; the work of the Djely people in the community. Djely’s or Griots have always been next to the Kings in the Mande Empire as Cultural Educators, the traditional historians, artist and musicians of Culture.


Boka connects this rich traditional music to Global music; a harmonic fusion between the traditional Griot music, the afro beat and the modern Guinea music which provides a highlife sound for your listening and dancing pleasure.

The band has played at the Nectar Lounge, Rumba Notes Lounge, Festival Sundiata, Columbia City Theatre, The Triple Door, and during The Movie showcase for “ROOTS”.

Click on the buttons below to download band member bios~

Dancer, Vocals, Management, Bookings

Drums, Percussions, Vocals


Solo Guitarist,


Lead Vocals, Djembé Drum,  Ballaphon, Guitar



Bass Guitar

Doundoun, Ngoni, Gongoma, Dancer, Vocals

Doundoun, Ngoni, Gongoma, Dancer, Vocals

Photo Gallery

Ricardo Guity
 Trap D
rums, Vocals

Video Gallery


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6716 Rainier Ave South | Seattle, WA 98118-3631

Programming: Rainier Arts Center

3515 South Alaska Street, Seattle, WA. 98118

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