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Alhaji Bai Konte

Alhaji Bai Konte has been played on NTS shows including Jaro Sounder, with Fayunkunko first played on 16 October 2016.

Alhaji Bai Konte (b. 1920; d. 1982 or 1983) was a jali (praise singer) from Brikama, Gambia. He played the 21-string kora and is believed to have been the first kora player to perform and tour in the United States as a soloist, playing at the 1973 Newport Jazz Festival. (Les Ballets Africains, a dance and music group from Guinea, had first performed in the U.S. in 1959, and featured a kora player.)

His sons Dembo Konte and Sherrifo Konteh (sic) live in Brikama, Gambia. Two…

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Fayunkunko
Alhaji Bai Konte
Rounder Records1973
Fayunkunko
Alhaji Bai KonteRounder Records1973
Discogs
Tutu Jara (Sauta Tuning)
Alhaji Bai Konte, Dembo Konte, Ma Lamini Jobate
Folkways Records1979
Tutu Jara (Sauta Tuning)
Alhaji Bai Konte, Dembo Konte, Ma Lamini JobateFolkways Records1979
Discogs
Alla L'Aa Ke
Alhaji Bai Konte
Rounder Records1973
Alla L'Aa Ke
Alhaji Bai KonteRounder Records1973
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