Sourakata Koité was born in 1955 in Malème, Senegal, a Malinke-speaking area. As Sourakata says, "All the Koité are musicians!" He is indeed a member of a family of djéli (or griot in french), the hereditary caste of musician-storyteller-historians in West Africa.
The album’s 8 tracks feature Koité performing solo on the kora, a Manding harp-lute instrument with 21 strings, while also singing alongside the instrumentals.
Recorded near Delft, Holland in 1984 with two Neumann mics in an old converted chicken coop.
8. Hadjiatu Mari n'Djaye