Tromsø World – Momi Maiga & Ibou Cissokho

Tromsø World Festival og Tromsø Jazzklubb
A young kora master.
At just 26 years old, Momi Maiga is one of the new masters of the West African harp. He is a skilled vocalist and composer who blends his music with jazz, flamenco, and hints of European classical music. Raised in the Casamance region in southern Senegal, Maiga hails from the renowned Cissokho family of musicians and was nurtured in their rich musical traditions. He started playing the kora at the age of six, showcasing rare talent. Now based in Girona, Maiga has made a name for himself in Spain, Belgium, and France. In late 2022, he released his debut album, «Nio,» which was followed by concerts all over Europe. In October, just in time for the festival, he will present his second album, «Kairo,» whose title means «peace» in Mandinka, his mother tongue. During the concert at Tromsø World, he will be joined by his cousin, Ibou Cissokho.
Ibou comes from a long line of griots and was taught by his father, the legendary Solo Cissokho, who made his mark on Norwegian music when he moved here in the 1990s. He has followed in his father’s footsteps, doing many collaborations and concerts – in 2022, he was a key member of Karpe’s historic 10-concert run in Oslo Spektrum, and he joined them on a European tour as well. Get ready for a meeting between two kora virtuosos during this years Tromsø World!
The concert is in collaboration with Tromsø Jazzklubb.

Praktisk informasjon