Kora Jazz Trio

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Kora Jazz Trio
Origin Guinea
Genres Jazz, Mandingo
Years active 2002-2010[1]
Members Djeli Moussa Diawara
Abdoulaye Diabaté
Moussa Sissokho

Kora Jazz Trio was a three piece African musical group, founded in 2002 by Djeli Moussa Diawara, Guinean Korafola, with Abdoulaye Diabate and Moussa Sissokho, best known for producing a music that is a mix of American jazz with traditional African music.[2] Described as "the encounter between mandinga musical tradition and the freedom of jazz, between West African percussion and Afro-American swing",[3] they have been recognized for their focus on sharing their cultural heritage, without doing so for the sake of mainstream success or in an effort to create a movement.[4]

After three albums, Djeli Moussa Diawara left the band to focus on personal projects and was replaced by Soriba Kouyate. The Kora Jazz Trio was replaced by the Kora Jazz Band in 2010, and the release of the album "Kora Jazz Band & Guests"


Both Diabaté and Sissokho are from Senegal.[4]


  • Part I (2003)
  • Part II (2005)
  • Part III (2008)


  1. ^ "Kora Jazz Trio Facebook page". Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Artist Spotlight: Kora Jazz Trio". Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Last.fm: Kora Jazz Trio Biography". Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Djeli Moussa Diawara's homepage: Kora Jazz Trio". Retrieved July 16, 2012.