Josh is based in Bristol and London but happy to travel the whole of the UK for events.
Bristol based Josh Doughy has been playing the Kora for most of his life, studying under some of the best Kora players from all around the world in the world from a very young age and being allowed to immerse himself in the Malian culture to further develop his craft. Josh’s experience ranges from touring around England and France playing to large audiences at festivals such as Womad, Small Nations, Shambala and Boomtown to playing for more intimate audiences at weddings and private functions.
Having dedicated his early years learning traditional Kora music, he has now created his own unique style which incorporates elements of both African culture and his own Welsh heritage.
The Kora is a 21 stringed harp from West Africa, it has a very soft unobtrusive sound so is great for weddings and other events.
John can play traditional Kora music as well as his own material