Josh Doughty

Wedding Musician

(4 Reviews)5.0
Also Performs As: Other Instrumentalist
Country: United Kingdom
Based In: Bristol, South West
Performs: Worldwide
From: £300
Josh is able to combine the traditional rhythms of Mali with modern Western influences creating self-composed pieces with a totally new and individual style that captivates his audience. His passion for this unique, complex and melodic instrument has helped to bring Joy
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Solo kora player. Kora and guitar duo. Solo Kora and talk


Josh Doughty began playing the kora (a west African 21-stringed harp) when he was eight years old. First learning from his father, Adam Doughty, Josh soon developed a fascination for the instrument and would practice for hours on end, rewinding and replaying cassette tapes of kora masters and figuring out how to play along.
As a teenager, his exceptional talent was spotted by Malian kora legend Toumani Diabate, who invited Josh to visit him in Mali to deepen his learning. Josh made his first trip to Mali in 2007, aged 17, and since then he has made countless extended visits to Mali and the ...

Reviews     (4 Reviews)

Josh Doughty - Wedding Musician - Bristol, South West Event Location: UK Event Type: Wedding 11th October 2023
“Josh Doughty’s Kora playing added I lovely atmosphere to our very special day, He was very easy to work with and there was absolutely no hassle, just what we needed.”
Reviewed by: Mike
Josh Doughty - Wedding Musician - Bristol, South West Event Location: UK Event Type: Wedding 22nd July 2023
“We both just wanted to say how happy we were with Josh’s performance at our wedding. It was absolutely perfect! It was so nice to hear him play as soon as we walked outside, and all of our guests asked us about his instrument. The music was beautiful and we know everyone loved it as much as we did. ”
Reviewed by: Tom and Cat
Josh Doughty - Wedding Musician - Bristol, South West Event Location: UK Event Type: Wedding 20th August 2022
“Josh did an absolutely lovely job during our wedding. He was responsive throughout the lead up and played beautifully. We had so many compliments about his playing and I was really pleased that we went for a kora as it really suited the occasion.”
Reviewed by: John

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Virtual Services Offer

Online Live stream

I can provide a high-quality live stream performance. As seen in my videos

Online Kora lessons

I can provide one on one kora lessons via zoom

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