Foday Musa Suso

Presented by Nonsequitur.

Foday Musa Suso is an internationally recognized musician and a Mandingo griot from the West African nation of Gambia. He formed the Mandingo Griot Society in Chicago, and after thirty-two years there he now lives in Seattle. Foday has not only brought the traditional griot music of his homeland to American audiences, but he has brought the kora into more contemporary and experimental settings, collaborating with jazz, rock, and classical musicians as diverse as Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell, Philip Glass, and the Kronos Quartet. This special concert in the intimate setting of the Chapel will focus on his own solo compositions, drawing on his traditional roots while exploring unusual new directions.