Voice of the Griot

Griots were the ancient arbiters of all things that dealt with the power of speech. During the golden age of West African Empires, griots served as advisers, confidants and tutors to the royal families.

“Jiridon wo, sodon wo, yeredon de ηogon te. – One may know many things but knowledge of self takes precedence over all else.”
(Bambara Language West Africa)

  Baba the Storyteller is a veritable bridge, linking the past and present through his music and storytelling. He travels the world sharing music, tales, proverbs and poetry. A modern Aesop in his own right, Baba the Storyteller blends tales of the past with music of his Kora and contemporary themes.

Follow Baba’s travels and exploits via this blog as he updates you, not only on his whereabouts, but the interesting characters he meets along the way. Leave comments on his updates and send messages as he tours the world visiting boardrooms, bars and classrooms sharing his magical brand of musical storytelling.

You can support Baba’s cultural mission by purchasing his music. Click here on Ancestral Strings Acoustic Kora to begin your shared journey with Baba the Storyteller now. Below is a sample of one of the songs on the new album Acoustic Kora. Click on it, listen and enjoy!

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To listen to more samples of the unique music on the new cd click here:  Ancestral Strings Acoustic Kora.