He is tall and wiry, a quiet man, his face decorated with tribal tattoos,
his compound small, but in a continuous process of rebuilding, and he has arranged small rooms to rent out, living with one of his wives and their children in a small room at the corner of the compound.
He is an excellent musician and has from time to time been part of traveling groups of singers and instrumentalists. He is a Jare, the Serehule word for the West African singer/historian.
"A man must be useful and always know his duty. This song
is always played for men who are brave and of use to others,
not for men who can be trifled with.
I am calling for men who can save the lives of other men
whenever there is trouble, when there is hunger
for those who can stand and fight for their rights.
This song is for those men." from Nege Sirimang
Alhaji Amara Sahone
reciting and accompanying himself