Al-Haji Papa Bunka Susso

Al-Haji Papa Bunka Susso

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Alhaji Papa Susso is a jali from the somewhat lesser-known traditions of the Gambia. Born in Sotuma-Sere, a former bastion of musical performers, Susso learned to play the kora from his uncle, eventually taking his performance to Sierra Leone, where he also became a textile trader. Trade and music brought him Liberia (where he also gained a degree in accounting), both Congos, and back to the Gambia, where he worked for a decade or so for the government after marrying. In the mid... Read more

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