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TOUMANI DIABATE
“I love Fily’s voice. He understands my music. We are both griot”

AR RAHMAN
“Awesome”

MANI RATNAM (Bollywood Films)
“When we heard your music we loved it”

TIM HEALEY
"A Senegalese kora player of exquisite finesse, he is also possessed
of a thrilling, soulful voice, and he combines his twin talents
to moving effect in performance"

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Senegalese master musician and inspirational praise singer, Jali Fily Cissokho plays the 21 string West African kora (harp/lute) and comes from a family of musicians whose skills and traditions have been passed down from generation to generation. Yet, as a citizen of the 21st Century, he is also attuned to the rhythms of the present and future, creating a unique natural musical blend that spans centuries and continents. His performances range from solo traditional Mande music and song to rocking electro-kora with his Coute Diomboulou Band. Work has lead him to performances with Toumani Diabate,  Baaba Maal and Dr. L. Subramaniam.