Jali Musa Jawara

Born 1961
Jali Musa Jawara
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1961
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Jali Musa Jawara

Jali Musa Jawara Biography (Wikipedia)

Djeli Moussa Diawara, born 1962 in Kankan, Guinea is a Kora player (Korafola), a composer and singer.

Djeli Moussa Diawara (also known as Jali Musa Jawara) was born to a Griot family. His father was a balafon player, and his mother a singer. His half-brother, sharing the same mother, is Mory Kanté. He became a " jali " or " djeli ", mandingo word for Griot. He learnt to play the balafon, the kora and the guitar.

At 18 he played with his half-brother, who left the legendary Rail Band, in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Starting his solo career, he worked with Djenne Doumbia, a great singer who later joined Salif Keita's group.

In 1982, his first LP Yasimika was recorded. It is still considered a great piece of African music today.

Then, he left for Europe. England first for a tour where he shared the stage with Ali Farka Touré, and finally settled in Paris.

His Flamenkora album was published in 1998, offering a rich blend of styles, from his Mandingo roots to Flamenco.

In 2000, Djeli Moussa recorded "Ocean Blues – from Africa to Hawaï" with Bob Brozman, which received good reviews.

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