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Lamine Cissokho

Kora player, composer and arranger
Folk/WorldJH-21Nordic Folk Alliance-19
Lamine Cissokho is the descendant of a family of well-known senegalese musicians, whose traditions date back to the 14th century. Lamine plays kora and shines as a composer, arranger and soloist. He also performs as a duo with the indian raga master, Manish Pingle, as a trio (kora - double bass/bass - calabash) and is one of the musicians of the famous jazz and bluesman Eric Bibb.
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Sharing the music and the stage, daring the dialogue between kora and unexpected instruments, bringing together styles and cultures, these are Lamine’s strenght. He has an enormous scenic energy and an impressive technicality.

Lamine has worked with artists as Ian Carr, Ballake Sissoko, Alain Oyono, Ale Möller, Mamadou Dembele, etc.

He is collaborating with the exceptional Eric Bibb since spring 2019. 

Lamine has toured as soloist in France, Denmark, Sweden, Litauen, Spain, Norway, Scotland and Senegal. He has also released two albums; one called Sunujazz and one together with Manish PIngle called New Continents

2011 Pakao 
2015 Sama Tilo 
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. 
2019 Sunujazz and New Continents
2021 Discrimination

Some past festivals and gigs:
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.