January 28, 2010 New York, NY
Thursday
Jaliya Kafo, Target Free Thursdays
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
 

Master Kora player and BRIO (Bronx Recognizes Its Own) Award winner, Muhamadou Salieu Suso is a descendant of JaliMady Wulayn Suso, inventor of the Kora, and born into family of Mandinka griots.  Muhamadou draws on this millennium old practice to lead Jaliya Kafo as he infuses tradition with modern day Afro-Jazz. This gifted performer graced the stages of the Apollo, Carnegie Hall, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center out of Doors and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.