Friday, January 18, 2008

Foday Musa Suso

One of the most frequent points of shame in the it's-only-because-they're-bigger Gambia-vs-Senegal competition is that we have none (or only a fraction) of the musical stars Senegal has: the Youssou Ndours, the Baaba Maals, the Orchestre Baobabs. So imagine my surprise today when I found Foday Musa Suso. He's a Gambian musician who was born in Wuli, and who amongst other things co-created Junku, the 1984 Olympics theme for field events. You can find out more about him here and here. You can download more of his music here.

1 comment:

  1. Gambians should be deeply proud of Foday Musa Suso. He's a remarkable musician, someone who's produced brilliant traditional music, as well as some of the most innovative African/electronic fusion music ever recorded. Glad you've discovered his work.