Sousou & Maher Cissoko
Sousou & Maher Cissoko – an award winning duo from Sweden and Senegal. The magical kora brought them together and since then they have been touring in more than 30 countries with their heart touching, uplifting and comforting music and stories. Meet a duo that sees the journey as their goal and the musical and human encounters as their biggest incentives! A duo concert with Sousou & Maher Cissoko is a playful experience where you get to experience the core and the personal, unique touch of their music and stories. Intimate with a warm, uplifting and homely feel.
Just bring yourself and feel free!
Maher Cissoko, a Senegalese kora player and percussionist, residing in Sweden, embodies a griot legacy of storytelling and musical heritage. His groovy compositions are rooted in forgiveness and peace and reflect the historical role of griots during adversity. Maher’s music speaks for change, healing, and unity, carrying the ancestral wisdom to resonate globally.
Sousou Cissoko, singer/songwriter from Sweden, possesses a captivating voice that transcends cultures, uniting hearts globally. Among the rare female kora players worldwide, her journey in mastering the enchanting instrument led her to study under revered kora masters across West Africa. Immersed in griot traditions since the age of 19, and growing up in a music family playing folk, blues and pop music her musical background extends beyond vocals and kora to various instruments, embodying a lifelong passion for melodies and connection.