This is Italy's ''Kora Hero''
Kora (arrow to instrument)
Location: Castiglion del Lago, Italy
(SOUNDBITE) (Italian) 23-YEAR-OLD GAMBIAN MUSICIAN, ALIEU SAHO, SAYING: "This instrument is called Kora, I started playing it when I was 5-6 years old with my father. We played at many festivals together in the Gambia but also in Senegal and Mali. I wanted to take my music all over the world, to places I don't know yet, and to let the world know what the kora is. That's why I made a long journey from the Gambia to here."
Gambian-born Saho took part in this Umbrian blues festival
where musicians play to audiences on the shore from borrowed fishing boats
Performing on a boat had an extra special meaning for Saho
Like many thousands of migrants, he crossed the Mediterranean Sea four years ago
in order to get to Europe
(SOUNDBITE) (Italian) 23-YEAR-OLD GAMBIAN MUSICIAN, ALIEU SAHO, SAYING: "I remember when I was on board the boat to come here, it's a powerful memory and a powerful feeling."