Taught kora by his grandfather, Yacouba Sissoko comes from a family line of Malian musicians dating back centuries.


Yacouba Sissoko has modernized the kora sound collaborating with contemporary music greats such as Harry Belafonte, Lauryn Hill and Paul Simon


Yacouba Sissoko gives back teaching the kora and Mande traditions in local schools and children’s programs, such as Musical Explorer’s at Carnegie Hall.

Live Dates

Experience Yacouba Sissoko’s soulful music live! Click below to see upcoming show dates & locations.