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SADIO SISSOKHO

Sadio Sissokho comes from a renowned griot family. Sadio's instrument of choice, the kora (African lute-harp), was also the specialty of his father and many of his brothers.

As a multi-instrumentalist, Sadio plays the djembe, sabar, doun-doun and tama (talking-drum). In 2003, he immigrated to Quebec and joined the groups Taafé Fanga, Kabakuwo and Sam Fall, as a singer, kora player and percussionist. Sadio accompanies countless artists such as Alpha Yaya Diallo (Winner of a Juno Prize), Wilfred LeBouthillier as well as Ouanani with Jean Arsenault.

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In 2004, he founded the group Mafrica with Trevor Ferrier, honoring a repertoire of West African music as well as several of his own compositions. In addition to his acoustic work as a soloist, percussionist and singer of the group Sanza Percussion. In 2016, alongside Gotta Lago , he won the prize for diversity in music in Montreal.

In 2017, he won the Juno Awards, with Okavango African Orchestra as the best world music group in Canada.

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