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Lansiné Kouyaté see Lansine Kouyate As youngest son of the famous Malian female bard Siramori Diabaté, Lansiné is born into the tradition of the Kela griots (French term for West African bards/diplomats). This group of griots is particularly recognized for its narrations of the Sundjata epopee. His mother remains for many Malian people one of the greatest jelimusow (female bard) who paved the way for Malians modern female singers.
Lansiné began playing the balafon with his father Nankoman Kouyaté… read more
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