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Sean Gaskell: African Kora Music, Friday, July 14 at 7 pm
July 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Sean Gaskell will give a performance/educational demonstration on the Kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. The Asheville, NC based musician will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the Kora’s musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions. 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). Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.