Constant Boty

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Ivorian Constant Boty is among a select group of West African musicians who have masterfully balanced and blended the often contradictory elements of innovation and tradition. Boty has found his niche perfecting a fine mix of West African folkloric music, European classical, jazz, and electronic music, having recorded with artists as diverse as saxophonist Greg Osby, pianists James Weidman and Benito Gonzalez, drummers Poogie Bell and Jerome Jennings, clarinetist Oran Etkin, bassist Solomon Dorsey, and the late trombonist Calvin Jones, among others,

Boty regularly performs in countries across Africa, both as a solo act and with his band, the Guru Guru Project. The group released its debut album, Guru Guru, in 2015 to critical acclaim, with a second release, Comme Ci, Comme Ça, due in 2018.

Trained as a classical guitarist at the Abidjan High Institute of Arts, Boty is also an enthusiastic and experienced music educator, dedicated to sharing his craft with the next generation. He has taught guitar and West African tribal drumming at the German Swiss International School in Accra for the past five years, and conducts music workshops on jazz and West African folkloric music all over Europe and Africa.

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AUTUMN LEAVES - Constant Boty GURU GURU PROJECT 03/08/2022 MaSa Festival
Constant Boty - Live @ 2022 MASA FESTIVAL
RESILIENCE - by Constant Boty GURU GURU PROJECT @ MASA 2022 (Abidjan Market for the Performing Arts)
EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE - Live by Constant Boty GURU GURU PROJECT @ MASA FESTIVAL 2022
'SUMMERTIME' by Constant Boty Guru Guru Project #constantboty #constantbotyguruguru
Rencontre à New York City - Constant Boty & Nkumu Katalay
Constant Boty interview on The 77 Percent by Deutsche Welle #constantboty #deutschewelle
"RESILIENCE" by Constant Boty Group - 2021 Jazz Day Concert @ #Goetheinstitute #constantboty
"Resilience" by #ConstantBoty Group - #BenitoGonzalez piano solo
Jazz Day 2021 in Ivory Coast - Organised by AMERICAN SPACES UFHB #constantboty
Constant Boty & Monica Manaker in rehearsal - Ze Maguia (by Monica Manaker)
CONSTANT BOTY GROUP & MONICA MANAKER - "Ze Maguia" (by Monica Manaker) #constantboty #monicamanaker
"COUP DE FOUDRE" by CONSTANT BOTY GROUP #constantboty #constantbotyguruguruproject
SOMOSA - Constant Boty Cultural Ensemble
"SUBALA" Constant Boty Cultural Ensemble
Constant Boty Cultural Ensemble
Fusion Jazz Guitar improvisation by Constant Boty - except from Nov. 28th Virtual Concert.
JOYNEWS TODAY - Constant Boty uses music to raise funds for Village of Hope
"MALI"- Constant Boty Group (feat. Lonnie Plaxico, Benito Gonzalez, Francisco Mela, N'Kumu Katalay)
"VICTORY" (Composed by Constant Boty) feat. Steve Bedi (Sax) by Constant Boty Group.
Constant Boty Group - in rehearsal "LOCKDOWN DIARIES" (Composed by Constant Boty)
Constant Boty Group - Live @ Goethe InstitutAccra. July 2020.
African Talent Rising - with KEVIN EUBANKS and other panelists on WORLD MUSIC DAY. June 21, 2020
VENUS IN GEMINI - Composed by CONSTANT BOTY
SHINE ON - A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO KOFI ANNAN - CONSTANT BOTY #constantboty
CONSTANT BOTY & THE GURU GURU PROJECT in rehearsal
Rhythm class with kids 2 - with Constant Boty
West African rhythm class for kids - with Constant Boty
Our rendition of GIVE ME THE NIGHT by George Benson
CONSTANT BOTY & The Guru Guru Project, featuring BENITO GONZALEZ
"EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE"(STING) by CONSTANT BOTY & THE GURU GURU PROJECT. April 14 in Abidjan.
"TIMELINE" - Constant Boty & The Guru Guru Project, June 2015 at Stanbic Bank Jazz Festival
Constant Boty & The Guru Guru Project - GIVE ME THE NIGHT
-GIVE ME THE NIGHT- played by Constant Boty & Ray (Feb 3rd 2018) Cape Town
'GIVE ME ONE REASON' performed live by Constant Boty & Ray
Constant Boty 'Guru Guru Project' - "BEES JOINT" (World Music Night Concert, July 22nd, 2017)
Constant Boty ' Guru Guru Project ' - " MY PEOPLE " (World Music Night Concert, July 22nd, 2017)
Constant Boty 'Guru Guru' - "MR. BIG SAMBIBA" (World Music Night Concert)
Constant Boty 'Guru Guru Project' - "GURU GURU" (World Music Night Concert, July 22nd,2017)
Constant Boty 'Guru Guru Project' - "SQUEEZED MOUTH" (World Music Night Concert, July 22nd, 2017)
CONSTANT BOTY 'Guru Guru Project' - Mr. Big Sambiba @ (TV AFRICA)
Constant Boty '' SQUEEZED MOUTH ''
Constant Boty '' VROW ''
Constant Boty '' MANKALO '' ( Dedicated to Children of the World )
Constant Boty '' BEES JOINT ''
Constant Boty '' GURU GURU ''
Constant Boty - Guru Guru Project playing 'Guru Guru' @ Crown Apartamento Hotel
Constant Boty demonstrating the Guru Guru drumming style at a public event
Constant Boty Guru Project - Live @ Piano Bar Jazz & Gril, Accra July 30, 2016
''Guru Guru'' - Constant Boty Guru Guru Project (rehearsal)
Constant Boty Guru Guru Quartet - LIVE Alliance Francaise Jazz FESTIVAL 2016
''My People'' by Constant Boty Guru Guru Quintet Live in Acrra Jazz and Highlife Festival 2016 at
''Mr Big Sambiba'' by Constant Boty Guru Guru Quintet Live in Acrra Jazz and Highlife Festival
Constant Boty Sonic Compass Band Live at +233 Jazz Bar & Grill April 2015
Constant Boty Guru Guru Band Ft Jimmy Beckley at the Republic Bar P2 S
Constant Boty Guru Guru Band ft Jimmy Beckley Live at Republic Bar
Rehearsal session with my Kids from Accra, Kiev and Leipzig VOLKSMUSIK VERBINDET PROJECT 2015
Chez les Mandés de Côte-d'Ivoire(by Constant Boty)
Constant Boty Trio in rehearsal
Oran Etkin Quartet West Africa Tour 2014
Mevicon International Jazz Festival April 2015 Jazz Day pt II
REJUVENATION - Constant Boty Guru Guru Project, ft GREG OSBY & JAMES WEIDMAN
CONSTANT BOTY SONIC COMPASS BAND Featuring Jazz legend GREG OSBY and New ace drummer JEROME JENNINGS
CONSTANT BOTY SONIC COMPASS BAND - LIVE AT SALMA AUDITORIUM BEST WESTERN PREMIER ACCRA AIRPORT HOTEL
CONSTANT BOTY SONIC COMPASS BAND - LIVE AT MEVICON INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL APRIL 2015
CONSTANT BOTY TRIO - VENUS IN GEMINI - ( Composed by Constant Boty)
CONSTANT BOTY TRIO In Rehearsal - My People - ( Composed by Constant Boty)
The Constant Boty Sonic Compass Band playing their rendition of Miles Davis ''All Blues''
The Constant Boty Sonic Compass Band
Constant Boty Trio Studio Rehearsal fusion Jazz
Constant Boty West African Rhythm patterns 2007
Constant Boty Djembe drumming improvisation West African rhythm patterns
CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM ORAN ETKIN GHANA 2014 Constant Boty, Oran Etkin, Dr Colter Harper, So
CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM ORAN ETKIN GHANA 2014 Constant Boty in HO Volta region Ghana playing w

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