Foday Musa Suso in Concert
Tickets: $10.00 – member benefits apply
Unlimited on-demand streaming begins on April 16 at 7 PM EDT. Once you purchase your tickets, you will receive an access link the day that the streaming window begins and you will have unlimited on-demand access for 72 hours from when you enter the promo code.
Join us for a free At Home Conversation with Foday Musa Suso the night before – Thursday, April 16 at 6PM EDT.
Gambian kora player Foday Musa Suso is a remarkable musical talent, playing the 21-string kora from West Africa, and a pioneer who helped bring the music of Gambia, West Africa, and especially the sound of the kora to the United States and the world. For the last five decades, through his successful career as a solo recording artist and with his band the Mandingo Griot Society, as well as through successful collaborations with friends and musical colleagues such as Philip Glass, Kronos Quartet, Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell, Ginger Baker, and Jack DeJohnette, Suso has established himself as one of the most important artists representing African music around the world. He has performed at the world’s most prestigious concert halls, collaborated with full classical orchestras, and recorded major motion picture soundtracks. Suso was the first kora player to establish himself in the United States and his unwavering efforts to preserve, yet progress, the music of the kora, have made him one of the most respected artists working today. He is known for both performing traditional African music and for infusing and enriching classical and jazz music with his kora-playing skills. Suso has recorded and released more than 20 solo and collaborative albums over the years, and in 2019 released his autobiography entitled, “A Village Griot Boy and the World”.