Peul Ambassador in Geneva

by Thomas Burkhalter

Kara Sylla Ka lives in Geneva since 1996. He offers me tea, and reflects on the differences of being a musician in Senegal and in Switzerland. 

Kara Sylla Ka is part of the radio reportage «Die Schweiz, mal anders. 5 Portraits» on Swiss National Radio DRS2, on 25.2.2011.

Kara Sylla Ka.

Sonic Traces: From Switzerland

This podcast and the pictures are part of the Norient project Sonic Traces: From Switzerland.

Published on February 07, 2011

Last updated on January 15, 2020


Thomas Burkhalter is an ethnomusicologist and cultural producer from Switzerland. He is the founder and director of Norient – Performing Music Research (, and artistic director of the Norient Film Festival. Recent main projects include the documentary film «Contradict» (2019), the AV/theatre/dance performance «Clash of Gods» (2018), and the re-launch of Norient (2019). He published the book «Local Music Scenes and Globalization: Transnational Platforms in Beirut» (Routledge), and co-edited «The Arab Avant Garde: Musical Innovation in the Middle East» (Wesleyan University Press).
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