« It was a concert with elements of jazz and traditional West African folk music. Dreamy, melodic and often meditative, all the time with a warm and optimistic tone. Cissokho’s dexterous treatment of his instrument gave each song a rich and complex feeling, where it often sounded as if there was a whole invisible orchestra of kora players with him on stage » wrote a swedish journalist, Pär Dahlerus, about on of Lamine Cissokho’s solo performance
Lamine Cissokho is a kora player born in Senegal. He is a descendant of well-know mandingo musicians, whose traditions date back to the14th century.
Lamine belongs to the elite among kora players. His music is a unique crossover between mandinka traditions, jazz, worldmusic and virtuosic improvisations.
Lamine Cissokho performs on international stages worldwide as has collaborated with among others:
Ballake Sissoko (Mali/France), Ale Möller (Sweden), Eric Bibb (USA/Sweden).