Foday Musa Suso - Sunjata


Foday Musa Suso
Song Name: Sunjata
By: Foday Musa Suso
Country: Gambia
Song Local Name: Not available
Album: Kora Music from the Gambia
Link to buy: Folkways Records
Genre: Gambia folk music , traditional music of Gambia , kora , griot
Date Added: 30 Oct 2016
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Sunjata by Foday Musa Suso is part of folk music tradition in/by Gambia. Folk Music of Gambia is traditionally brother to some other region(s) in the world. If you want to listen to song(s) in the same genre or with the same root with Sunjata (or folk music of Gambia), other than checking Gambia you can also check music of Senegal. From the top menu, first choose the desired region and then find the link from the map or country list.

Foday Musa Suso is one of the most well-known musicians of Gambia and kora players. He is a griot. Griots are the oral historians and musicians of the Mandingo people who live in several west African nations. Griots are a living library for the community providing history, entertainment, and wisdom while playing and singing their songs. It is an extensive verbal and musical heritage that can only be passed down within a griot family. Suso is a direct descendent of Jali Madi Wlen Suso, the griot who invented the kora over four centuries ago. This piece is from his first album recorded in 1970.

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