Mr Kanuteh was born into a Griot family and his late father was the renowned and highly respected balafon master Banna Kanuteh. Mr Kanuteh became the apprentice to his father from a young age and over the years became steeped in knowledge of the history and culture of the griot traditon in which he grew up. He is today one of the most reputable traditional male vocalists in the country and regularly features in high profile events in The Gambia.
Mr Kanuteh has been working with Miss Jobarteh since the school's inception in logistics, promotion, directing, balafon classes, vocal training, and deputy project manager.
Currently he is the Head of Balafon studies at the school as well as the vocal coach and music history teacher.