Jalikebba Kuyateh

»Sin­ger, Kora Player, Songwriter« (jalikebba.com).

»Jalikebba Kuya­teh ist ein dynamischer Koraspieler und Sänger aus Gam­bia. Er gehört zu der ethnischen Gruppe der Man­dinka und wuchs in einer traditionellen Griot­familie auf. Seine Konzert­tätigkeit führt ihn regel­mäßig in viele Län­der Europas. Jalikebba hat mehrere CDs produziert und seine Lieder belegten mehrfach die ›top of the charts‹ in Gambia.« (Ebenda.)

»Jalikebba Kuyateh is a dynamic Afro-Manding kora musician, singer and composer from The Gambia. Born into a Griot family, he started play­ing the kora at the age of six under the guidance of his father and has been playing the kora ever since. Kuyateh is a famous griot family name. For many years Jalikebba was the lead performer at the Tanji Village Museum and played with many groups in Africa until forming his own band, the Sutura Band. Jalikebba and the Sutura Band perform throughout The Gambia and also Senegal at festivals, cultural events and tourist venues. With his fu­sion of traditional and modern African music, Jali­kebba brings the joyful, progressive sounds of his kora to the world. He tours Europe once a year, giving work­shops and concerts as an ambassador of Gambian music. He has released eight albums to date. Two of them – ›Naf­fulo‹ and ›Janfalla‹ – recently hit the market, while another album – ›Gambia Musolou‹ (Gambia Women) – is due for release in June 2015. Jalikebba is also a member of the famous Kora Kings, who started during the 90s. Jalikebba along with Tatadindin Jobarteh, Pa Bobo Jobarteh and Lamin Saho are known for bringing Afro-Manding, a pop-oriented music derived from the traditional music of the ancient Manding Empire, to worldwide audiences.« (www.musicinafrica.net/directory/jalikebba-kuyateh-sutura-band)

»Das Leipziger ›Jalikebba Trio‹ / ›Afrikora‹ sind gegenwärtig Jalikebba (Kora und Gesang), Ralf Leonhardt (Bassgitarre) und Kay Rost (Percussion); Jalikebba & Friends vereint das Trio mit weiteren Instrumentalisten, wie Christian Walter (Saxophon und Keyboards), Percussionisten und Sängern.« (wontanaraleipzig.com/uber-jalikebba-kuyateh)

JALIKEBBA & FRIENDS IN LEIPZIG (Afrikora, Jalikebba Duo, Jalikebba Trio, Jalikebba Kuyateh Quartet) sind, neben weiteren Gastmusiker*innen:

Jali Kebba Kuyateh – Kora, Gesang.

Ralf Leonhardt – Bass – siehe auch DOLUS MUTOMBO & BENA KWETU, SAM & REGGAEMANDINGBAND, VOLLMONDORCHESTER.

Kay Rost – Percussion – siehe auch VOLLMONDORCHESTER.

Christian Walter – Keyboards, Saxofon, Akkordeon – siehe auch MAYAKAN, SAM & REGGAEMANDINGBANDVOLLMONDORCHESTER.

AUS DEN KONZERTEN JALIKEBBA & FRIENDS’ / WONTANARÁ & JALIKEBBA AUF DEM 1. INTERKULTURELLEN FESTIVAL AFRIKA-FEST 1000 DRUMS AM 27. UND AM 28. JULI 2019 IN HALLE D DER KULTURFABRIK WERK 2 IN LEIPZIG

AUCH IN LEIPZIG UNTERRICHTET DER MUSIKLEHRER Jalikebba Kuyateh im Spiel der 21-saitigen afrikanischen Stegharfe Kora und dem der westafrikanischen Djembeh-Trommel. Nähere Informationen erhalten Sie von ihm auf Anfrage sowie über das Leipziger Kollektiv Wontanará.

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