ABOUT JALIKEBBA KUYATEH
Jalikebba Kuyateh was born and brought up
from a griot family in The Gambia;
he began to play his instrument,
the Kora, at the age of ten.
Jalikebba is already popular in his country
and played almost all its cities in The Gambia
and in Afrika at large.
He started living in Germany
more than four years ago.
In Germany, Jalikebba built his international band
called Afrikora and played
at several platforms
in Germany and Europe with this band.
Jalikebba shared stages
with lots of international stars
including his own cousin Sona Jobarteh.
Jalikebba plays Kora, sings,
and he composes.
Jalikebba created a band
with different nationalities
to be able to have different ideas
of different cultures in one group.
Jalikebba and Afrikora
produce world music:
music that could make you dance
and to make you relax.
It is always beautiful to see
Jalikebba's movement on stage
whilst playing, singing
and the same time dancing.
What instruments can you expect
on the stage when Jalikebba performs?
Kora – Balaphone – Bass guitar – Drum set