The Malian musician Yacouba Sissoko is in high demand as one of the finest kora players in the world — he has toured and recorded with the likes of Lauryn Hill, Baaba Maal, Regina Carter, Harry Belafonte, and Paul Simon. With his own outstanding band, SIYA, he delves deep into West African musical traditions to create a sound that is both timeless and contemporary, and delivers a captivating message of peace and unity through music and his irresistibly warm stage presence.