King Kora
Gambia 07, getting the crowd
Live in Georgetown, Gambia
Lamin Jobarteh
The Band


the myth of the giant snake
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  • country:Gambia, Republic of The
  • region:West Africa
  • style(s):Afro, Global Fusion
  • label:RecRec Medien AG
  • type:Band
  • gender:male, female
  • instrumentation:vocal
  • artist posted by:King Kora

Line up

  • Boumchaga (CI) (Vocals)
  • Brandy Butler (USA) (Vocals)
  • Jean-Claude Torko (Togo) (Bass)
  • Lamin Jobarteh (Gambia) (Kora, Vocals)
  • Magatte Ndiaye (Sen) (Percussion)
  • Marco Sigrist (CH) (Guitar)
  • Max Ndiaye (Sen) (Percussion)
  • Michael Flury (CH) (Trombone)
  • Roger Greipl (CH) (Sax, Vocals)
  • Sylvain Petite (F) (Drums)


King Kora takes the griot music to another dimension. You can hear the funky griot Lamin Jobarteh playing the kora on the edge of tradition and creation riding on deep manding, afro-beat and all king of grooves, singing history but also his stories. You can hear talking drums, crying guitars and laughing horns and above all, a music that reflects all the battles and the coming together of this 10 musicians from Gambia, Switzerland, Senegal, France, USA and Ivory Coast.
Both of their CDs, "King Kora" (2002/RecRec)and "Bundung" (2005/Ayam/RecRec), have been in the European World Music Charts.


"Bundung" - King Kora

"King Kora" - King Kora

"Mandingda" - King Kora