From the age of 8 Josh Doughty learnt how to play his first piece of music on the Kora, a West African 21-string, harp. His initial lessons started at his home in Wales with his father Adam Doughty. Watching and listening to the melodic instrument as a child, Josh developed a fascination for the Kora and a desire to master this unique and complex instrument.

Having a natural talent for the Kora Josh was soon noticed by the Master Kora musician, Toumani Diabate and in 2007 Josh was invited to Bamako, the capital of Mali, to study under Toumani in his home. During this time Toumani became Josh’s teacher, mentor and friend. Josh would spend hours playing Kora with Toumani, improving his skills and amercing himself in Mali culture.   Continue 
 
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  "  Jarabi is Doughty's solo album,
showcasing his unique take on traditional
West African piece. The album is in keeping with
the rhythms of Mali, fused with his
Western influences, ranging from
classic to folk. there is one particular track
that stands out: 'Why Not' - a self-composed
piece with a new and captivating style  "

 

Songlines magazine

 

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  • Bruno

    Bruno France

    Many thanks again for your skype sessions, Josh. Very constructive tuitions. I'm progressing a lot, as technically as musically speaking.

    Many thanks again for your skype sessions, Josh. Very constructive tuitions. I'm progressing a lot, as technically as musically speaking.

  • John Marks

    John Marks

    Just bought your album on Itunes! I'm really loving it.

    Just bought your album on Itunes! I'm really loving it.

  • Anna

    Anna London

    I love the way you play so much! I can't wait to see you live! x

    I love the way you play so much! I can't wait to see you live! x

  • noelson

    noelson barbosa

    Good afternoon, just to say hello! How are you? Great sound. Best wishes for your family.

    Good afternoon, just to say hello! How are you? Great sound. Best wishes for your family.

  • Vicky fletcher &  Julian duffield

    Vicky fletcher & Julian duffield Wood Dalling

    Josh, Thank- you so much for filling the Church with your beautiful music at our wedding

    Josh, Thank- you so much for filling the Church with your beautiful music at our wedding

  • Jane Dormen

    Jane Dormen London

    Hello Josh! I really love listening to your Album Jarabi and I can't wait for you to release new material Jane

    Hello Josh! I really love listening to your Album Jarabi and I can't wait for you to release new material

    Jane