Sourakata Koite

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Koite learned to play kora and balafon as a child, having been born into a griot family. He played in various hotel and club bands in Dakar, northern France, and Paris starting in 1975. His Paris gig…
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Koite learned to play kora and balafon as a child, having been born into a griot family. He played in various hotel and club bands in Dakar, northern France, and Paris starting in 1975. His Paris gig made him a popular attraction on the European festival circuit in the 1980s.