Friday Party with Karamo Susso on the Kora

We’re delighted that Karamo Susso will join us to play music at our celebration and fundraiser in San Francisco tomorrow (although unfortunately we recently learned that Ousseynou Kouyaté is no longer available, and will not be joining us).

Karamo is a griot, and a gifted kora player, who has studied under played with some of the best musicians in the world, including Toumani Diabaté and Ballaké Sissoko. Here he is in a backstage jam with blues legend Taj Majal.

If you enjoyed that, check out Karamo as a 12-year old in Bamako starring in the short film Niam: Jali of the Kora, available to watch instantly on