The Sissokho brothers, Sadio and Fa, originally from Senegal, are descendants of one of the great families of Mandingo griots in West Africa. They pay homage to tradition by injecting a good dose of creativity. 


Multi-instrumentalists, masters of the kora and percussion, they handle their instruments and voices with disarming dexterity and panache.


Come and discover or rediscover this musical culture, rich in history and bewitching rhythms, in a warm and festive atmosphere.






Sadio Sissokho, a complete artist, comes from a renowned griot family. Singer, dancer, musician and songwriter, he perfects his talents on his favorite instrument, the kora (African lute-harp), which was the specialty of his father and brothers.


As a multi-instrumentalist, Sadio plays the djembe, the sabar, the doun-doun and the tama (talking-drum). In 2003, he immigrated to Quebec and joined the groups Taafé Fanga, Kabakuwo and Sam Fall, as a singer, a kora player and a percussionist.


Sadio accompanies many artists such as Alpha Yaya Diallo, Wilfred LeBouthillier as well as Ouanani with Jean Arsenault. In 2018 and 2019, he won the Juno for best World Music group in Canada with the group Okavando.






Fa is Sadio’s brother. He has the same artistic background within the Sissokho family in Senegal.  Arriving in Quebec in 2013, he quickly stood out on the African scene in Montreal by his immense talent.


Fa is an impressive soloist, he undeniably masters the art of the djembe and makes it speak through a rhythmic language of rare intensity and beauty.

His energy is electrifying and the sound of his djembe is breathtakingly powerful.

Senegal - Quebec
Festival international Nuits d'Afrique - 36e