Sousou & Maher Cissoko Sousou & Maher Cissoko: Swedish-Senegal World Music Duo "Charismatic" is a beloved descriptor of music critics when describing Sousou & Maher. Each the product of a musical family, Sousou grew up in Sweden while Maher is descended from a long line of Senegalese troubadours. Each learned to play the kora, a West African 21-stringed instrument, long before they knew each other, eventually meeting after Sousou traveled from Europe to Africa to study with Maher's brother, a highly respected musician. Sousou & Maher's style is a wholly original one, melding reggae with mbalax, folk, soul and blues. They've played at world-music festivals on several continents, along with such prestigious venues as the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. See the "Afro-Swedish marriage made in heaven," as one writer referred to them, at New York City's Scandinavia House.
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Bio: Maher Cissoko and Sousou Cissoko shares a unique musical heritage and destiny which travels through different worlds and musical styles. The combination of the rhythmic energy of the kora, together with intimate vocals makes their music one to remember. There's a logical explanation to the magic ...See Full Bio