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Showcase - Music of the West African Kora

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 10/13/2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 Sean Gaskell features traditional songs on the 21 stringed West African Kora. The Kora is native to the Mande peoples who live within the countries of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau. The music is traditionally played by oral and musical historians known as Griots (Gree-ohs). While the Kora is only 300 years old, some commonly played songs can be traced back 800 years to the Mande empires' founding. Gaskell has studied extensively under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh of Brikama, The Gambia, and Kane Mathis of Brooklyn, NY. Gaskell has been featured at numerous festivals in the US, Gambia, and Senegal. (Outreach Services Program)

Location: Lobby
Other Information:
 No menu will be served.
Contact: Outreach Services
Contact Number: 708-428-5115
Presenter: Sean Gaskell