A griot and Kora player from a 'jali' family going back
generations. You can listen to samples of his music on the
Amadou Bansang Jobarteh
School of Music
The local institution was set up to integrate music and
academic studies specialising in Manding music. Kids are
taught the Kora, Balafon, drums, singing & dance.
The leading resource for the Kora and Manding Music since
1996. Features online music samples, artist profiles, history
of the Mandinka people and of course the Mandinka harp-lute.
An award winning rap group trio of singers namely: Daddy
Sam (Mam Balla Joof), Brother Coms (Lamin Fatty) and Mr.
A Jola musician/scholar from Mandinary, living in Sweden,
he pioneered the folkloric and organological study and documentation
of his people's principal folk instrument, the akonting
(spelled ekonting in French transliteration). It's a plucked
Kasumai Dunia organises West African dancing and djembe
workshops in schools and at companies in the Netherlands
Kora / Ngoni
Ebou is based in the Rotterdam, Netherlands. He is a passionate
singer, songwriter and percussionist from Banjul capital.
Foday Musa Suso is an internationally recognized Kora player
and a Griot of the Mandingo tribe.
Griot School of Music
Learn to play the Kora, Balaphone & djembe drums as
well as West African dance. Locate in Fajikunda, a quiet
part of Serrekunda.
A Gambian solo artist who performs with an Afro-Afric style
of music whose new album is called "Soma Alfaa".
See him perform on
video on Youtube.
He is the head of the Jalikebba Kuyateh & Group, an
ensemble, which fuses traditional and modern African music.
Traditional Gambian musical dance and workshops of Ebrima
Marong located in Australia and Gambia.
A comprehensive portal of information and links about the
art of West African instrument from Harald Loquenz
On Dembo Jobarteh's CDs you'll find songs dating back to
the time of the great Mali empire. The site includes free
The music school is in the nearby Gambian village of Nema
Kunku. The resident master musician is Alagi M'Bye.
His performances feature 800 years of Manding (Mali Empire)
cultural arts being the Kora, Bambara balafons, ngoni, djembe
drum ensemble, flutes, dance, masquerade, acrobatics and
Mande songs of celebration and oral traditions.
A half-Gambian reggae star living in Denmark with a new-age
Dutch based band combining African percussion players and
Dutch horn players.
The latest Mbalax sensation playing on the radio station
airwaves. His album, titled 'Niniyo', is a blend of mainstream
'Dndakaru' made Ndaga & acoustic, which features the
creative fingers of Papis Konateh, Wole Rendall, Kebba Taylor
Reason Yard is a contemporary, multi purpose youth movement
with an aim of modernizing and distinguishing the Gambian
music scene. Among the its featured artists are David J,
Youter, Man Cure, Rising Flame, D Sheikh, Rap Money, Rex
Culture, Bigger Yanks, Cool G, Africana and others.
A UK based Jola band formed in 2007 with Musa Mboob on vocals,
African percussion & Ousman Beyai on guitar, vocals
and composition. In 2009 they will be touring around Europe
& West Africa.
Though Youssou N'Dour is not Gambian and is now an international
superstar he loves to perform in Gambia as he says that
the Senegalese & Gambians are in deed one and the same.