Jaliba Kuyateh, the ‘King of Kora’, with his Kumareh Band, performed on Friday May 29th at Gloria cultural Arena.

This was Jaliba Kuyateh and Kumareh Band’s third consecutive event in Helsinki with Gambia Finnish association. It brought Helsinki the “kora” music of The Gambia.

He has managed to unite ancient and modern sound of West Africa to create the exciting sound of “kora pop”. As a Gambian griot, Jaliba has brought the kora and its music to the world and in recognition of his humanitarian work he was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2009.


The concert has been made possible by Suomi Gambia Yhdistys Ry.