Mafu is a Jali musician from Brikama, Gambia. I spent a week living with him, learning to play kora and filming some of his unique arrangements.
Watcha plays the akonting and kamale ngoni, and sings in Jola and French. I filmed an intimate concert outside his home in Kafountine, Senegal.
Alia is a djembe and balafon master from Guinea Conakry. We met at the Abéné festival in Senegal and recorded some solo balafon performances.