Savannah Music Festival LIVE 850 – Ballake Sissoko 2016

A griot is a West African historian, storyteller, praise singer, poet or musician. The griot, referred to as a djeli in some countries, is a repository of oral tradition. The griot is also a living archive of the people’s traditions, and the virtuoso talents of the griots command universal admiration. In this episode, we listen a solo performance given by griot and kora master Ballake Sissoko at the 2016 Savannah Music Festival.