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Audio: El Hadj Noumoucounda

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Traditional vocalist/kora player/drummer El Hadj Noumoucounda is one of Senegal's most esteemed kora players. His acute musical sensibility, coupled with heartfelt vocals, take his improvisation skills to new heights. Watch El Hadj's intuitive and effortless plucking of strings in a kora-backed freestyle above and stream the gem "Banaya" below.

El Hadj, who has previously performed alongside respected international artist like Kymani Marley, Youssou Ndour, MC Solaar, Red Rats, & Lara Fabian, is currently raising funds to record an album through his Africa Unsigned campaign, head there for more info.

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