Bala Ranks

»Bala Ranks [ist] einer der berühmtesten Afro-Reggae-Sänger, Song-Writer und Gitarristen aus Gambia. Touring and studio work experiences in Europe and Africa.« ( »Born on 26 July 1980, Musa Kuyateh, popularly known as Bala Ranks is a Gambian Afro-reggae artist born in a family of griots. His family has a number of singers and players of music instruments such as kora, balafong and some African instruments. His father was a renowned kora player and his mother was a singer. At the age of eleven, he began to learn how to play kora, but his father encouraged him to start learning religion at a local Arabic school. After completing his studies, he taught himself how to play kora because his father was too old to teach him anything. In 2002, he moved Banjul and opened a carpentry workshop with his brothers. In 2005, he released two singles entitled ›Am Not a Full‹ and ›Work Hard‹. The songs were a hit and his