Djeli Moussa Diawara was born into a family of griots. Singer and musician, he developed a very intimate relationship with his unique 32-string Kora, modified at his request to play the minor and major ranges that are missing from the traditional instrument, with only 21 strings.
Djeli Moussa has remained very close to the traditional rhythms, and has also extracted from his Mandingo instrument unexpected styles: salsa, flamenco, blues and jazz. Since his first solo LP in 1983, he has toured extensively and has worked on stage or in the studio with many internationally renowned artists such as Johnny Copeland, Carlos Santana, Manu Dibango … and many more!
His next album will be released in 2017