TIVERTON FOUR CORNERS

Sean Gaskell 

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

 

Purchase tickets Here

 

3850 Main Road

Tiverton, RI

FourCornersArts.org