Soriba accompanied and/or recorded with great names by the musical world. Peter Gabriel, Youssou N’Dour, Dizzy Gillespie, Salif Keita, Paolo Fresu… Soriba Kouyaté, now considered as one of the best players of kora of the world, has already 4 albums, by of which some accompanied by a formation jazz. Ray Lema said to him : “Soriba left kora its prison”.

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Soriba Kouyaté is initiated in kora by his father as of the five years age. He was so young at its beginning that it was necessary for him to go up on a stool to play this instrument. Seeing elder of his seven sons to impassion himself for this harp, Mamadou Kouyaté initiated him, so that in the future, he accompanies him in his representations through out the world. Soriba thus works his instrument without slackening in order to be able to follow one day his father through the other continents.

To the thirteen years age, his father gave his passport to him and said :”Soriba, you are from now .. to play in front of the world. From today, you will accompany me”. He thus followed his father and was made kown in the Kings and Presidents of many countries. They played together this music of griot tradition and originating in the Mandingue Empire. During all his adolescence, Soriba Kouyaté sought, tried out and found new sonorities developing with a rigour technique out of the common run and single in his kind.

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