Rarely do you see such a complete musician as Jali Buba Kuyateh. Born in Casamance, the southern region of Senegal, Jali Buba grew up living between, neighbouring countries, The Gambia and Senegal, now living in Victoria Australia. Jali Buba comes from a griot (hereditary musician) family, where he has played kora since the age of five. He had composed 3 tracks by the age of ten.
Jali comes from the famous Kuyateh family of Medina Wandifa. All his brothers and sister play kora, sing and dance. His father and mother are highly regarded musicians known throughout Senegambia and Guinea. His older brother, Jali Lamin Kuyateh, is also a master kora player who performs internationally with his band Silaba.