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b. 1942, Banjul, Gambia. A son of the late Alhaji Bai Konte, regarded by many as the greatest master of the kora (west African harp) of recent times, and certainly the musician who did most to introduce it to an international audience, Dembo Konte is maintaining both the family tradition and the detailed tribal histories that are contained within the Konte canon of songs. Tours of the UK in the late 80s alongside Kausu Kuyateh (b. 4 January 1953, Bounkiling, Casamance, Senegal),... Read more

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