Basiro Suso grew up in Gambia as a descendant of the Griot-tribe, where he also received his first musical education. Members of the Griot people used to serve as advisors for the residing kings and dukes. In numerous generations the Suso family used to be the leading coraplayers. Basiru is now living in Denmark as a professional coraplayer.
The Cora is a 21-string instrument, a bit similar to a harp. Traditionally the Cora was mostly used as a ceremonial instrument, nowadays you can hear it at social events like weddings for instance.
Basiru Suso was educated at the National Institute of Arts in Bamako (Mali). He has been playing with many different groups with African and International musicians.