Amadou Suso is today’s generation’s direct line descendent of the very first Kora master who lived 760 years ago. Amadou Suso’s lineage goes directly back to Korea Musa Suso, and born to the life of a musician, or Jaly, he lives true to his origins, combining a deep knowledge of Gambian traditional music with a passion for the contemporary possibilities of his own musical journey.
Amadou first started playing the Kora when he was 6 years old and was shorter than the instrument itself. He has since travelled the world and brings to life the depth of mandinka history and fuses it with contemporary mastery of the African harp.
Mesmerizing as a solo performer, Amadou has also brought together The Senegambian Jazz Band; a collective of musicians who merge traditional African percussion and song with improvisation.
Learn more about Amadou and his background in this 'Binge Thinking' Podcast with Caspar Roxburgh.