Archive | October 2, 2013

Jally Kebba Susso on carrying on griot family tradition

Music has run in Gambian kora player Jally Kebba Susso’s family for more than 70 generations. He is a griot – (jali or jeli) in the Mande languages of West Africa – whose traditional role is to preserve oral history through story-telling and music. But, as the London-based artist told BBC Africa’s Baya Cat, he […]

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Emirates Showcases Zambian Music

EMIRATES Airlines is for the first time showcasing Zambia’s musical talent to fans across the world. The airline’s award-winning ice in-flight entertainment system features an expanding list of artistes. Emirates flies direct from Lusaka to Dubai and Harare everyday. According to a statement issued by Langmead & Baker Ltd yesterday, those currently featured include Zambia’s […]

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