Category Archives: kora

Amadu Bansang Jobarteh – Tabara: Gambian Kora Music

Ok guys, you’ve gotta get this one. No joke. This guy is the elder statesman of the kora. Great uncle of Toumani Diabate. And he knows his stuff. Even if you pass up all the other kora albums, get this … Continue reading

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Djeli Keba Kouate/Fodé Drame & Bana Sissoko – Air Mail Music: Senegal

Djeli Keba Kouate/Fodé Drame & Bana Sissoko – Air Mail Music: Sénégal Year: 1998Label: Playasound “Sénégal” is the perfect recording for some one who is just getting started with the kora. Featuring two long tracks of traditional Manding kora music. … Continue reading

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Foday Musa Suso – Hand Power

So before I get too caried away into the inexorable void of banjoism, I thought it appropriate to revisit the banjo’s roots. Though mostly played by white people nowadays, the banjo was originally a ‘black’ instrument. It evolved in the … Continue reading

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