Listen to Sourakata Koite's newly reissued tracks 'Ha-Madi' and 'N'na'Fri Oct 26th
Armed with a West African cross between a lute, bridge and harp, troubadour Sourakata Koite uses his special modified Kora to interpret his Senegalese roots. He is also a griot, which means he is a story- and history-teller and singer. Picked up by music blog and record label Awesome Tapes From Africa, Koite will soon reissue his debut album “En Hollande”; which was originally recorded near Delft, Holland in 1984 with two Neumann mics in an old converted chicken coop.
Set to be released early 2019, you could already stream two of the reissued tracks via Sourakata Koite's bandcamp. Listen 'Ha-Madi' and 'N'na' below.
Sourakata Koite performs at Le Guess Who? 2018 together with a.o. Art Ensemble of Chicago, Anoushka Shankar & Manu Delago with MO Strings, Midori Takada, The Scorpios, FAKA, Hailu Mergia, King Ayisoba, Cüneyt Sepetçi, AMMAR 808, and many more.