Yacouba Sissoko 

Love, Peace, Harmony

Yacouba is in demand as one of the best kora players in the world, playing with jazz, Latin and R&B bands as well as traditional African songs. In addition to performing as a soloist and with his band SIYA, he has toured with a variety of well-known artists such as Regina Carter, Baaba Maal, and Roberto Fonseca. Yacouba has also recorded with Lauren Hill, Harry Belafonte, Paul Simon, and Ami Koita.

NBC Learns Interview: A Keeper of History  (click here to view full length video) 

Recent Publicity 

​​New York Times: A Cultural Mash-Up at Bergdorf Goodman

"The Malian kora player Yacouba Sissoko was seated on the floor of Bergdorf Goodman’s Men’s Store, strumming and singing, in a space barely cleared of its usual racks and rails." ... (keep reading)

Sissoko's debut album SIYA

is out now.


For booking and/or touring information, please contact: 


Phone (USA) +1 (917) 554-0582

Upcoming performances can be found on Yacouba's fan page.