Jalikebba and the Toubabs

Jalikebba Kuyateh and the Toubabs

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Released Jul 25, 2009
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Hailing from different nations, The Toubabs present a CD featuring the African kora and incorporating elements of Swedish folk music and the Indian tabla. Two members of the group, Jalikebba and Haruna were born into griot families. Griots [ /grēˈō/ ] are a social caste who perform traditional music and poetry, jaliyaa, carrying on the oral tradition from antiquity. Tommy is an Austrian performer and composer who specializes in the Indian tabla and other percussive instruments. Violinist Sandra and vocalist Kasja are both Swedes. Jalikebba Kuyateh was born and raised in Gambia, and is a skilled kora player who has performed with many groups in Africa. He is in demand for festivals, weddings, and ceremonies. He also teaches music workshops both at the museum and abroad. Currently, Jalikebba is the lead performer at the Tanji Village Museum in Tanji, Gambia.  The museum presents and preserves the traditional culture and the natural history of Gambia. These tunes were recorded live at the Tanji Village Museum, January 29, 2005. -- Katya Oddio  

katya-oddio Aug 13, 2012

Hear from another griot performer on WNYC's legendary New Sounds. "World Music Tour (Special Podcast Edition) from WNYC's New Sounds (00:00) For this New Sounds, we?ll hear music from Cape Verde, by a male pop-griot singer, Tcheka. He plays traditional percussive guitar and weaves the batuku style (a style traditional to the islands that was banned by the Portuguese, but continued by the women in...

Rhodes Nov 18, 2011

Lovely...Thank you!

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