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Musicians around the world• David Gilden started Cora Connection as a band which later turned into this web site. He has traveled extensively throughout West Africa and has made several recordings.
• Banning Eyre music journalist and guitar player, studied guitar in West Africa and Zimbabwe. His book "In Griot Time" talks about his many adventures in Bamako, Mali.
• Mamadou Diabate master Malian kora musician.
• Toumani Diabate son of Sidiki Diabate, the great Malian kora djeli.
• Mory Kanté Guinea kora musician, based in Paris.
• Djeli Moussa Diawara "Korafola" from Kankan, Guinea
• Djeli Moussa Diawara MySpace page
• Prince Diabate Guinea kora musician.
• Zoumana Diarra Malian guitarist based Holland, he also plays ngoni and kora.
• Balla Kouyate plays the balophone, originally from Guinee he is now based in Boston.
• Cheick Hamala Diabate Malian musician who plays the ngoni, we met in Bamako back in the 90s!
• Cheick Tidiane Seck is a Malian keyboard player, arranger and composer
• Bassekou Kouyate ngoni musican from Segou, Mali.
• Seckou Keita kora musician from Ziguinchor.
• Kinobe Herbert multi-instrumentalist, vocalist from Uganda, who plays kora.
• Harald Loquenz This Austrian musician plays kora with the ensemble, Kakilambe. His kora web site features text in German & English.
• Kane Mathis plays the oud and the kora. He has traveled to The Gambia several times to study kora with the Jobarteh family.
• Dembo Jobarteh Gambian kora dejli, nephew of Amadu Bansang Jobarteh, and a relative of Malamini Jobarteh.
• Pa Bobo Jobarteh's Kaira Kunda Arts is the virtual home of this Gambian kora dejli (Tata Jobarteh's younger brother)
• Fula Flute a New York City based ensemble that features the "tambin" (Fulani flute).
• Nathalie Dussault Montreal kora musician who has studied the kora almost as long as I have. She is one of the first woman kora players to be taken seriously.
• Tony Vacca & World Rhythms "Get with the rhythms of diversity." If you have a chance to see Tony perform with his group (featuring tama player, Massamba Diop), don't miss it!
African Music web sites• Afropop Worldwide explores the African diapora, highlights include streaming audio, searchable database and more.
• African Music Encyclopedia features bios, discographies, photos,images and a glosssary.
• Cosaan This excellent site focused on West African music.
• Kora page from Ph.D. Joseph Hill's Cosaan site (different server).
• Gambian Griot School of Music and Dance.
• professor Eric Charry African music page
• Maailman musiikin keskus (Global Music Centre)
• Ancient Future West African Polyrhythms
• African Hip Hop Urban music has a strong foothold in Africa
West African Internet Radio stations• Africa N°1, Gabon
• Radio Liberte, Bamako, Mali
• Radio Kankan, Guinea Conakry
Internet Radio stations that feature African & world music• One Gambia features lots of 'local' culture, a special thanks for making it available!
• Mostly Manding : Tuesday afternoon @ 2:00pm EST
• Spin The Globe : Friday morning @ 10am-noon PST
West African Photos• Impressions de la Casamance, Senegal
• DJELIYA - griots et musiciens du Mali
West African Background Information• The Gambia
• Access Gambia very cool web portal!
• Senegal (This document is hosted in Australia)
• Senegal Via Gopher
• Dakar Trade Point
• Senegal country profile from the BBC World Service
• Gambia country profile from the BBC World Service
• Mali country profile from the BBC World Service
• Guinea country profile from the BBC World Service
• Guinea Bissau country profile from the BBC World Service
Maps of West Africa• The Gambia
• Maps of Africa
• Partial Map Gambia (Big 1006x1206 pixels)
• African Studies WWW (U. Penn)
Other African Web Sites• AFRICA ONLINE
• Alchemy of Africa
• University of Pennsylvania, African Studies
Weather around the World• WeatherNet: Tropical Weather
African Travel Information• Travel Warnings & Consular Information Sheets (US Gov.)
• Health Information for Travelers to West Africa (CDC U.S. gov.)
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