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Lamine Cissokho

Kora player, composer and arranger
Folk/WorldWOMEX-21
Lamine Cissokho is a Senegalese kora master based in Sweden, where he is one of the big names on the World Music scenes. He also tours regularly in Europe since many years. Sharing the music and the stage, daring the dialogue between kora and unexpected instruments, bringing together styles and cultures – these are Lamine’s strenghts. He has an enormous scenic energy and an impressive technicality.

Lamine has worked with artists as Eric Bibb, Ian Carr, Ballake Sissoko, Alain Oyono, Ale Möller, Mamadou Dembele a.o.
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With his roots in a family of griots with traditions way back to the 14th century, Lamine constantly enriches this heritage with own compositions giving pride of place to different cultures and influences, thus creating a rather unique style abounding with new tunes, rhythmic pieces and often finely resized by the use of loops. Lamine performs in solo or in duo.

Discography 
2021 Discrimination
2019 Sunujazz and New Continents
2018 Kora +1 Lamine plays his kora with a new instrument on each piece, creating new eclectic duos. He meets an accordion, an electric piano, a double bass, a keyboard, drums and another kora. 
2015 Sama Tilo 
2011 Pakao 

Some past festivals and gigs:
Poborina Folk / Spain, Lagerhaus Kulturhaus / Germany, Festival Convivencia,Jazz in Marciac, International Guitar Festival Copenhague, Africajarc, Poporina Folk, Urkult, Internationales de la guitare Montpellier, Jazzit Austria, Wintertur Switzerland, International Harp Festival Scotland, Global Nights Oslo, Vasa Festival Finland etc.