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Foday Musa Suso

voc, hrp, kal, *1950 US, Upper River Division
Composer of Electronic

Foday Musa Suso (b. Sarre Hamadi Village, Wuli District, in the Upper River Division of eastern 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.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Harp
  • Percussion
Genres
  • Electronic
  • World
  • Jazz
  • Folk
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
Moon / Light on Village Life by Herbie Hancock
Early Warning on Village Life by Herbie Hancock
Ndan Ndan Nyaria on Village Life by Herbie Hancock
Kanatente on Village Life by Herbie Hancock
Kelefaba (Tomoraba Tuning) / "Kuruntu Kelefa" (Tomoraba Tuning) - (medley) on Kora Music from the Gambia by Foday Musa Suso
Sunjata (Sauta Tuning) on Kora Music from the Gambia by Foday Musa Suso
Jula Jekere (Hardino Tuning) on Kora Music from the Gambia by Foday Musa Suso
Apollo (Sauta Tuning) on Kora Music from the Gambia by Foday Musa Suso
Tira Makan (Tomoraba Tuning) on Kora Music from the Gambia by Foday Musa Suso
Jooka Tamala on Jooka Tamala by Foday Musa Suso

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
The Music Of Philip Glass And Foday Musa SusoPhilip Glass And Foday Musa Suso2011Album
The Two WorldsFoday Musa Suso2006Album
Music From The Hearts Of The MastersJack DeJohnette & Foday Musa Suso2005Album
Jali Kunda: Griots Of West Africa & BeyondFoday Musa Suso1996Album
Music From The ScreensPhilip Glass And Foday Musa Suso1992Album
Point MusicUakti / Philip Glass & Foday Musa Suso / John Moran1992Compil.
The DreamtimeFoday Musa Suso1990Album
Jazz AfricaHerbie Hancock, Foday Musa Suso1990Album
Julu KemuFoday Musa Suso1989Album
Jazz AfricaHerbie Hancock, Foday Musa Suso, Aiyb Dieng, Armando Peraza, Adam Rudolph, Joe Thomas, Hamid Drake, Abdul Hakeem1987Album
Jazz AfricaHerbie Hancock, Foday Musa Suso, Aiyb Dieng, Armando Peraza, Adam Rudolph, Joe Thomas, Hamid Drake, Abdul Hakeem1987Album
Mansa Bendung, Welcome The KingFoday Musa Suso1986Album
Village LifeHerbie Hancock & Foday Musa Suso1985Album
Hand PowerFoday Musa Suso1984Album
Watto SittaMandingo Featuring Foday Musa Suso1984Album
Kora Music From The GambiaFoday Musa Suso1978Album
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