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Yacouba sissoko

Master Kora Player

TRADITION

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

SOUL

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

COMMUNITY

Sissoko gives bac,k teaching the kora and Mande traditions in local schools  and children's programs, such as Musical Explorer's at Carnegie Hall.