07/16/2015 04:00 EDT | Updated 07/16/2016 05:59 EDT

CBC Musical Nooners July 17: Sousou & Maher Cissoko

Come close out the second week of the CBC Musical Nooners series this Friday with the charismatic musical duo Sousou & Maher Cissoko, brought to you in partnership with the Vancouver Folk Music Festival.

Sousou & Maher Cissoko

She's from Sweden. He's from Senegal. 

They met through music and became both musical and life partners. 

Expressive singing and rhythmic beats define this unique duo, whose music is a fascinating blend of West African music, Swedish folk, reggae, soul and a pinch of hip hop.  

Here's a music video of the duo's newest tracks, WULA.

The CBC Musical Nooners are a series of free, live music concerts every weekday from noon to 1 p.m. on the CBC Vancouver Plaza on Hamilton Street (between West Georgia and Robson). 

While we do control the line-up, we can't control the weather. Follow us on Twitter at @CBCVancouver or #musicalnooners in case of changes to the schedule due to inclement weather.