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Guinea Bissau – Sadjo Sissokho, afro mandinga kora player

14 Aug

I discovered Sadjo Sissokho’s peaceful kora music on Grafton Street, Dublin 2. Some of you may ask: but what is a kora?

The kora is a 21-string bridge-harp used extensively in West Africa. It is built from a large calabash cut in half and covered with cow skin to make a resonator with a long hardwood neck. Have a look at the pictures below of the musician with his instrument.

Sadjo Sissokho Kora Player

Sadjo Sissokho

You may also wonder who Sadjo Sissokho is. He is a kora, djembe player as well as teacher hailing from Guinea Bissau and living in Co. Meath, Ireland. Sadjo has already been performing at different festivals such as Africa Day, Electric Picnic and collaborating with Wassa Wassa.

Here is a little sample of what kind of music he plays:

Now if you wish to get in touch with him, check out this forum about african musicians and communities in Ireland:

http://www.theafricanvoice.ie/The-African-Music-Festival-ireland-51.html

 
2 Comments

Posted by on August 14, 2013 in African, entertainment, Festival, kora, Music

 

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2 responses to “Guinea Bissau – Sadjo Sissokho, afro mandinga kora player

    • Emeline

      March 13, 2014 at 7:03 pm

      Beautiful song/music and so good to hear that a female musician can break into this male dominated world!

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