Album: Diabel Cissokho, Kanabory Siyama (World Village)

Click to follow
The Independent Culture

This gently appealing CD reflects the serene continuity of Senegal's traditional music.

As his name implies, Diabel Cissokho comes from a long line of griot performers, and though he plays a large variety of instruments, the kora was his first love, and remains so today. This album was made with members of his family plus players from France and Morocco: he wrote the lyrics – which deal with themes of community and ethnicity – and, in addition to singing, also plays guitar.