I have been derelict in my continuing this site - however Nikiibu plugs away at educating us about Salia Koroma - a great man. His site is http://nikiibu.wordpress.com/
Friday, April 16, 2010
My Friend Nikiibu
Just the other day I was contacted by the person who on the internet has been providing a meaningful and very wonderful analysis of the great Salia Koroma - who when I was in Kenema was a famous accordionist, singer, poet, and man. I had the privilege of meeting Salia on 2 or 3 occasions and talking with him. On one occasion he sang for those of us who were in his presence. Although I spoke some Mende my understanding of his songs was limited but I remember that being in his presence made me feel like I was in the presence of greatness. He was kind to me but somewhat standoffish - I think he was a bit puzzled by my interest in him. And his music and song was somehat harsh to my ear but yet I found it haunting and beautiful.
Posted by sl 68-70 at 12:36 AM