Jalikunda

Jalikunda

Jalikunda presents a life-enhancing blend of African melody and rhythm. Listen out for the light and lilting rippling harp-like sounds of the kora, while the djembe drums create rhythms that send the pulses racing.

Born in Senegal, djembe and kora specialist Mamadou Cissoko presents a spirit-lifting confection that embodies the true heart of Africa. Full of inner rhythms, it's a form of music that sets the body in motion. Dancing is an important part of the musical experience.

For these guys, the ritual of music-making sits close to the centre of their being. A real sense of joy permeates the sound.

For an intimate gathering, the band can provide a djembe and kora duo that can perform without amplification. For larger events, Jalikunda can step out in style with a full six-piece ensemble. In addition, the band can also be accompanied by up to three costumed dancers.