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Jali is from Gambia, West Africa and plays the Kora, a stringed instrument with similarities to harp and guitar, in the city centre of Manchester every Saturday. The sound he makes with it is incomparably beautiful:


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Adalberto Tiburzi05-Feb-2007 06:25
( !!!! )
Kaden Kratzer12-Jan-2007 21:36
Powerful image.
sushislee18-Oct-2006 03:40
very beautiful picture! i love ouest african music!!! kora is fantastic!
gordifeliz23-Aug-2006 12:52
Y ahora en español, jeje.

Una foto impresionante. Grandiosa por el color, por lo que transmite, por las luces, lo que se ve, lo que se intuye... Me gustó mucho.

Slaudos ;)
gordifeliz23-Aug-2006 12:51
Guauu!!! It's fantastic!!!!
nomadicdragon26-Jun-2006 15:23
Awesome shot. Simply amazing.
t t19-May-2006 15:35
One of the best portrait I've seen in a while...brilliant man, f....' brilliant....
Chris03-Apr-2006 23:39
Mighty light, man. Really hard to pick out the best component, as it's all there. Light, expression, texture.

Jedi. j-e-d-i. Jedi. Use it in a sentence? Mr. O'Shea is a f&$@ing Jedi.
Chris Sofopoulos03-Apr-2006 18:27
Awesome picture, crop, composition!
Love it! A big big vote.
ruthemily29-Mar-2006 00:14
i know this guy! well, i see him every saturday! have you shown him this portrait? i'm sure he'd love it. it's so striking. like Jude said, definitely CD cover material.
shatterbug24-Mar-2006 23:04
Amazing shot! Wonderful play of light and shadows, and a superb composition! Love the mood and tones too! Vote.
Guest 06-Mar-2006 11:34
I love the sharpness and the exposure which bring out all the little details. The cigarette in the corner of his mouth emphasizes his relaxed attitude. I can allmost hear the music.
Guest 06-Mar-2006 06:00
Fantastic. I love the whites of his eyes.
~ l'Autre
Wenche Aune02-Mar-2006 20:52
Fantastic !
scott clarke02-Mar-2006 19:27
Very 60's of you. Well done Niall.
Ana Carloto O'Shea02-Mar-2006 18:57
The sound must be beautiful indeed, but I dare say that your photo surpasses it!! What a fantastic shot... the light and the shadows are incredible, giving and taking away all that needs to be seen and felt. Wow!
It's definitely my favourite also. One of the best photos I've seen in Pbase...
You rule!!
Roe..02-Mar-2006 12:14
I can't get enough of this image...he needs to have this
Dominic Kite02-Mar-2006 09:33
Niall this is incredible. V
Gilles Navet02-Mar-2006 08:17
A pure wonder, framing is "professionel", the play with light and tonality is splendid. One of your more beautiful image
I can feel the vibes
Guest 02-Mar-2006 02:53
Very striking image - somewhat of a depature for you? Love the shadows and treatment. Vote.
natisunber01-Mar-2006 23:06
Fantastic portrait! Deep and strong, real and tale in the same one, with a vibrant soul. V.
Steve England01-Mar-2006 18:47
This is just the job Niall..
Great tones and shadows..everything in it!truly wonderful...v
Craig Persel01-Mar-2006 14:06
Love the tight framing and duo-tone treatment. Bravo.
jude01-Mar-2006 11:06
I'd say a CD cover in the making... the way the sun is in this portrait puts emphasis on the out and out coolness (word?) that exudes from him... puts the details in focus.. perfect brownish tones and contrast, along with a great composition... I like how he's looking off to the side - outside the frame.. One of your best portraits, and he needs to see this.
Guest 01-Mar-2006 08:34
oooh, wonderful...
Guest 01-Mar-2006 08:18
Well this is an incomporably beautiful picture. Absolutely stunning. Portraits are tough enough but musicians in action are even tougher. I am blwon away by this - the depth, the contrast, the tone... However he sounded, I know you have done this justice... One of my favourite images on pbase this year. Huge vote
Guest 01-Mar-2006 08:13
Excellent compo and treatment. GMV
gavia_immer01-Mar-2006 05:13
Very strong image and very well done.
Jude Marion01-Mar-2006 04:43
Gorgeous image!
Love the high contrast!
Gavin01-Mar-2006 03:17
Stunning. : )