Kokanko Sata Doumba: A Queen of Wassoulou Music Visits the American South

Posted on May 6, 2014

After her visit with Afropop, Kokanko headed south for appearances at the College of Charleston, the University of Georgia, and Furman  and Duke Universities. This tour was organized by Julie Moore, the executive director of the Cradle of Jazz Project, and an adjunct professor of music at Furman.  Moore has studied West African music and dance for 15 years, and in 2010 began uncovering new evidence that the Mande played a critical role in the formation of the cornerstone of black New Orleans culture during the 1700s.