Musicians around the world
• David Gilden started Cora Connection as a band which later turned into this web site. He has traveled extensively throughout West Africa and has made several recordings.
• Banning Eyre music journalist and guitar player, studied guitar in West Africa and Zimbabwe. His book "In Griot Time" talks about his many adventures in Bamako, Mali.
• Mamadou Diabate master Malian kora musician.
• Toumani Diabate son of Sidiki Diabate, the great Malian kora djeli.
• Mory Kanté Guinea kora musician, based in Paris.
• Djeli Moussa Diawara "Korafola" from Kankan, Guinea
• Djeli Moussa Diawara MySpace page
• Prince Diabate Guinea kora musician.
• Zoumana Diarra Malian guitarist based Holland, he also plays ngoni and kora.
• Balla Kouyate plays the balophone, originally from Guinee he is now based in Boston.
• Cheick Hamala Diabate Malian musician who plays the ngoni, we met in Bamako back in the 90s!
• Cheick Tidiane Seck is a Malian keyboard player, arranger and composer
• Bassekou Kouyate ngoni musican from Segou, Mali.
• Seckou Keita kora musician from Ziguinchor.
• Kinobe Herbert multi-instrumentalist, vocalist from Uganda, who plays kora.
• Harald Loquenz This Austrian musician plays kora with the ensemble, Kakilambe. His kora web site features text in German & English.
• Kane Mathis plays the oud and the kora. He has traveled to The Gambia several times to study kora with the Jobarteh family.
• Dembo Jobarteh Gambian kora dejli, nephew of Amadu Bansang Jobarteh, and a relative of Malamini Jobarteh.
• Pa Bobo Jobarteh's Kaira Kunda Arts is the virtual home of this Gambian kora dejli (Tata Jobarteh's younger brother)
• Fula Flute a New York City based ensemble that features the "tambin" (Fulani flute).
• Nathalie Dussault Montreal kora musician who has studied the kora almost as long as I have. She is one of the first woman kora players to be taken seriously.
• Tony Vacca & World Rhythms "Get with the rhythms of diversity." If you have a chance to see Tony perform with his group (featuring tama player, Massamba Diop), don't miss it!
African Music web sites
• Afropop Worldwide explores the African diapora, highlights include streaming audio, searchable database and more.
• African Music Encyclopedia features bios, discographies, photos,images and a glosssary.
• Cosaan This excellent site focused on West African music.
• Kora page from Ph.D. Joseph Hill's Cosaan site (different server).
• Gambian Griot School of Music and Dance.
• professor Eric Charry African music page
• Mande Bala dedicated to the balophone
• Maailman musiikin keskus (Global Music Centre)
• Ancient Future West African Polyrhythms
• African Hip Hop Urban music has a strong foothold in Africa
West African Internet Radio stations• Africa N°1, Gabon
• Radio Liberte, Bamako, Mali
• Radio Kankan, Guinea Conakry
Internet Radio stations that feature African & world music• One Gambia features lots of 'local' culture, a special thanks for making it available!
• Mostly Manding : Tuesday afternoon @ 2:00pm EST
• Spin The Globe : Friday morning @ 10am-noon PST
West African Photos• Impressions de la Casamance, Senegal
• DJELIYA - griots et musiciens du Mali
West African Background Information• The Gambia
• Access Gambia very cool web portal!
• Senegal (This document is hosted in Australia)
• Senegal Via Gopher
• Dakar Trade Point
• Senegal country profile from the BBC World Service
• Gambia country profile from the BBC World Service
• Mali country profile from the BBC World Service
• Guinea country profile from the BBC World Service
• Guinea Bissau country profile from the BBC World Service
Maps of West Africa• The Gambia
• Maps of Africa
• Partial Map Gambia (Big 1006x1206 pixels)
• African Studies WWW (U. Penn)
Other African Web Sites• AFRICA ONLINE
• Alchemy of Africa
• University of Pennsylvania, African Studies
Weather around the World• WeatherNet: Tropical Weather
African Travel Information• Travel Warnings & Consular Information Sheets (US Gov.)
• Health Information for Travelers to West Africa (CDC U.S. gov.)