Welcome to Seikou Susso's web site
Seikou was born in 1964 in Sukuta Nanie in The Gambia.
He is directly descended from a long line of Griots.
As a boy he followed his father Jaliba Denbo Susso in the family tradition of
learning to sing and play Kora as a Griot.
As a small boy Seikou would accompany his father on all his Griot outings performing music and poetry.
His early musical training was learnt sitting beside his father. Seikou was encouraged to keep time with the music by tapping on the calabash - the gourd which makes up the back body of the instrument.
His mother is also from a Griot family the "Kuyatehs", Her name is Hagar Jal-fill Kuyateh. Seikou has a brother and sister. His sister Debar Susso, is a well known singer in West Africa.