Born in 1955 in Malème, Senegal, a Malinke-speaking area. As Sourakata says, “All the Koité are musicians!” He is indeed a member of a family of djéli (or griot in french), the hereditary caste of musician-storyteller-historians in West Africa. Awesome Tapes From Africa reissued his album En Hollande, immaculately-executed (mostly) solo kora epics recorded near Delft, Holland in 1984 with two Neumann mics in an old converted chicken coop. A deep solo performance not to be missed.
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