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Jali Nyonkoling Kuyateh

Born into a family of traditional oral historians or Griots in The Gambia, Jali Nyonkoling Kuyateh is a master of the African harp or Kora, an instrument built from a large calabash cut in half and covered with cow skin to make a resonator with a notched bridge like a lute or guitar.

Jali has released a CD called “Kora Kora”.

He has recently been featured on the international BBC children’s programme, Zingzillas and supported Afrocubism at the Bridgewater Hall as part of Manchester’s We Face Forward West African festival of art and music.

 


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