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Sebunjo Joel
Sebunjo Joel
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Uganda's youngest rising world music Icon, a crossroads of East and West Africa.
The journey for one of Africa's youngest rising world music icons continues.Born in Uganda,Sebunjo is a jack of diverse instruments, cultures, and genre, though well rooted in his tradition, his musical contours reflect the new world music horizons yet to hit the world stage
Band/artist history
Sebunjo Joel is a master multi-instrumentalist and vocalist born in Uganda, but raised in Africa to the sounds of roots and cultured vibes stretching from the lowly plains of the casamance in southern Senegal ,through the niger-nile delta to the folded lands of Eastern Africa. He has been described as a jack of all instruments and styles, avirtue highlighted in music .Though well rooted in his tradition, his music contours reflect the diversity of his music journey that saw him come in contact with genres such as Mbalax, Malian Blues,Ndaga,salasa,Rhai to mention but a few. Sebunjo has studied kora with Manding greats such as Alagi Mbye and Jalibah Kouyateh in the Gambia. At the moment, Sebunjo is one of the very few exponents of Djeli music cultures,particularly, kora in subsaharan Africa. Though still a young man, his vocal and sylisitic prowess has been much linked to Samite, Salif keita, Yossou Ndour, Ismael Lo and Ba Cissoko. The journey for one of Uganda's youngest and little known world music icons will not stop
Have you performed in front of an audience?
All time live takes, different venues around the world.Oe of the greatest moments is when I met with Senegales hiphop star Didier Awadi and Guinean master Ba Cissoko.
Your musical influences
Salif Keita, Samite, Ba cissoko, Ismael Lo, Toumani Diabate,Yossou Ndour, Habib Koite,Mory kante,Ali farka toure, Boubacar Traore,Mansour Seck
What equipment do you use?
Kora,Endongo, Kalimba, Calabasse, Djembe, Guitar and Bass