Jally Kebba Susso
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Jally Kebba Susso

London, England, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | AFTRA

London, England, United Kingdom | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2008
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Accomplished kora
playing maverick Jally Kebba Susso is a UK based griot, born and raised in 74
generations of Gambian musical heritage. But he is not your ordinary griot. 

Forging
a new trajectory of sound for the West African harp, Jally Kebba skilfully
blends the traditional repertoire into his own heady-jazz concoction that is
immediately accessible and uplifting and yet filled with nuances and
intoxicating rhythmical layers that give the music depth and intrigue.


Raised in a household of musicians, Jally Kebba was exposed to
incredible musicianship from a very early age and under the guidance of his father
Bully Suso, a very well-respected kora player and his elder brothers, by 13 he
was touring internationally across Europe.


He honed his own
sound over years of experimentation on
the London underground scene since 2002 when he relocated to UK.  In 2007 he formed his band Manding
Sabu and with them ran a highly
acclaimed African music residency
night at Passing Clouds for 5 years called Strings
on Fire.
He has released two albums of original compositions - Banjul-London (2017) and Malaye Warr (2012) and has gigged
extensively across UK and played festivals such as
Wilderness, Shambala and Secret Garden Party.


New material is being recorded for release in 2020: guaranteed to push musical
boundaries with psych kora, bass, heavy percussions and sax.


Expect
an electric stage show and incredible musicianship. With ease and confidence,
this band connects. Precision, speed and a merciless energy characterise their
performance style making them solid dance floor fillers. Songs are sung in Mandika and are songs of
praise and love and are a timely call for togetherness and solidarity, palpable
to all language speakers.

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