Foday Musa Suso (b. Sarre Hamadi Village, Wuli District, Gambia) is a musician and composer from the West African nation of Gambia. He is a member of the Mandinka ethnic group, and is a jali. His primary instrument is the kora, but he also plays the gravikord and several other instruments.
Suso emigrated to Chicago in the 1970s, being one of the first jalis to relocate to North America.
He has performed with Philip Glass and the Kronos Quartet. He was also a co-founder…
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