Foday Musa Suso (1950, Gambian)

Tiliboyo (“Sunset”). Foday Musa Suso, kora. On The Kronos Quartet‘s album “Pieces of Africa”Elektra Nonesuch 9 79275-2 (US edition) or 7559-79275-2 (European edition) . 

Kronos’ typical “classical meets world music”. The substantial piece on the CD is Kevin Volans’ String Quartet “White Man Sleeps”. The rest is folk or traditional in string quartet attire, with a complement of various African instruments. Here, pizzicati, contemplative and ballad-like mood. Very pretty, entertaining, easy-listening, but not substantial.


His entry on Wikipedia

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