Jali Nyama Suso

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Kora player and griot (jali), born 1925 in Bakau, Gambia, died 1991 in Gambia.

Suso took up the kora at a young age and began travelling to perform at festivals and weddings. After losing a leg during an accident in his youth, he took to radio production, and soon became a nationally-known radio host. Around that time, Suso was appointed by then-president Jawara to arrange Gambia's national anthem, 'Fode Kabba'. He later became critical of the government's political and social actions and travelled to the United States where he was a resident artist at the University of Washington between 1971 - 1972. He died in Gambia of tuberculosis in 1991.
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OCR 70 Jali Nyama Suso - Gambie - Mandinka Kora album art Jali Nyama Suso Gambie - Mandinka Kora (Album) Ocora, Radio France OCR 70 France 1972 Sell This Version
SNTF 729 Jali Nyama Suso - Songs From The Gambia album art Jali Nyama Suso Songs From The Gambia(LP) Sonet SNTF 729 UK 1977 Sell This Version
SAJ-51 Jali Nyama Suso - Kora Music From Gambia album art Jali Nyama Suso Kora Music From Gambia (Album) FMP SAJ-51 Germany 1985 Sell This Version