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