Music of the West African Kora
October 2nd 2:00 PM
Sean Gaskell West African Kora Harp Concert at the Meeting House
Family Friendly Concert
Join us at Tiverton Four Corners Art Center to experience Sean Gaskell’s performance on the kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. He will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the kora’s musical repertoire.
The kora is traditionally played by oral historians known as Griots, often called Jalis or Jelis.
Many songs tell story of war, hardship, love and loss all while presenting the history and fabric of Mande society, of which the instrument originates.
Visits to Brikama, Gambia, West Africa provided Gaskell the opportunity to study the kora under the instruction of Moriba Kuyateh and his father, the late Malamini Jobarteh.
Gaskell has presented adult, youth and family programs at over 350 libraries and a multitude of k-12 schools, colleges, universities and assisted living facilities throughout the United States and Canada.
He is currently based in Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
Cost: $20 for Adults
$12 for Children 12 & Under
Check out his WEBSITE
3850 Main Road