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”.

Afua Kouyaté Dancer,  Hand Percussions, Management​

Boka Kouyaté
 Vocals, Guitar,
Balaphone, Djembe and Djunjun Drums

Leif Totusek
Lead Guitarist

Dancer, Vocals, Management, Bookings

Drums, Percussions, Vocals

Bass Player

Solo Guitarist,


Click on the buttons below to download band member bios~

Photo Gallery

Lead Vocals, Djembé Drum,  Ballaphon, Guitar

Doundoun, Ngoni, Gongoma, Dancer, Vocals

Video Gallery

Masa KobayashiBase Guitar

Ricardo Guity
 Trap D
rums, Vocals


Office 206-722-6602  | Cell 206-679-7331

6716 Rainier Ave South | Seattle, WA 98118-3631

  • YouTube - White Circle
  • White Twitter Icon
  • Facebook - White Circle

© 2020 Designed by Twanda Hill & Associates

DB Group 1