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New Sounds Of Africa: Sorie Kondi

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"New Sounds Of Africa" is a weekly series where we introduce need-to-know artists from the continent and the diaspora, in our first installment we feature Sorie Kondi.

Sorie Kondi is a blind singer and Kondi virtuoso (he adopted his instrument's name as his own) from Sierra Leone. His simple compositions, like "Without Money, No Family" above, are about his tough but resilient life. He also crafts a majority of his own instruments. Kondi, along with young Salone stars Ibrahim Bangura and Hassan Kamara has been invited to the American festival South By Southwest but they need help with travel expenses. Visit his Kickstarter Page to help bring this great sound stateside.

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