August 13, 2023

La kora du griot



la kora du griot

Photo courtesy of the artist


Born in Senegal to a family of musicians, story tellers, historians, singers and dancers, collectively known as griots, Sadio Sissokho’s roots are richly embedded in the Mandingue culture. The kora has deep roots as an instrument of storytelling and folklore in West Africa.  

About Sadio Sissokho

Born into a griot family, Sadio learned to play Senegalese traditional rhythms and instruments at a young age with his family group Bannaya, a ballet troupe well known in Senegal. Sadio attended l’Ecole Nationale des Arts de Dakar and received a traditional music studies certificate for his studies. He is a singer and multi-instrumentalist and has mastered the kora (21-stringed traditional instrument), along with the djembe, sabar, doun doun and tama drums. JUNO award winner, Sadio is a member of Okavango African Orchestra.  

Dates & Times

August 13
1:30pm – 2pm


South Lawn

A temporary venue located at the south end of our campus.


Wheelchair accessible

235 Queens Quay W.

Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8