Hear it Live! with Jali Bakary Konteh

Jali

Born into a family of griot musicians (bards and praise singers), Jali Bakary Konteh was taught to play the kora by his father, the renowned Dembo Konteh. The traditional way that he learned the kora, surrounded by musicians on a family compound in West Africa, is rapidly disappearing.Having performed as a soloist and in a band around the world, including at the WOMAD festival, Jali has also built the Konteh Kunda School of Music on the family compound in Brikama, Gambia.Jali will be performing music for the sweet-sounding kora, a West African harp-lute, and you can expect to hear rootsy arrangements with modern twists.



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