Yakhouba Birima Sissokho was my kora teacher since October 1998 until the end of the year 1999.
I met him thanks to Mrs. Lilianne Prevost of SIGUI MANDING's association.
Yakhouba Sissokho lives in France since the beginning of the Nineties.
He collaborated with a lot of great musicians of world fame like : Salif Keita, Mory Kante, Kandet Dioubaté, Michel Edelin, Doudou Gouirand, Djeli Moussa Diawara, Alexandre Hiele, Lansine Kouyaté, Moriba Koïta Moriba Koita is a very great n'konifála, native of Kita (Mali) - the cradle of jelilu great dynasties, very famous in his country and all around the world... Read more., Ramon Lopez, Moïra, Ronnie Lynn Patterson, Olivier Petitjean, Erik Truffaz, Jean-Philippe Rykiel, etc.
His meeting with balafonist Lansine Kouyaté and double bass player Jean-Jacques Avenel made up the «African trio project». Later, the formation grew up with Michel Edelin (flute), and became the «Waraba Quartet».
Yakhouba Sissokho takes part regularly in many world music festivals all around Europe and France. He often performs at the Africolor festival in Paris.