Earagail Arts Festival was saddened to hear of the passing of one of West Africa’s greatest musicians, Solo Cissokho.

A Senegalese kora player and griot from  a long line of griots, Solo performed for Earagail Arts Festival on many occasions, endearing young and old alike through his performance of Malinke spoken word and music.

As part of a special commission in collaboration with Donegal trio Fidil, he brought great joy and inspiration to audiences and artists at festivals in Ireland and Scotland and felt much at home in Donegal, famously coining the project name ‘Senegal to Donegal’.

Earagail Arts Festival  would like to extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam