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West African kora (harp) presented by Sean Gaskell

2023-01-23 18:00:00 2023-01-23 19:00:00 America/Los_Angeles West African kora (harp) presented by Sean Gaskell Sean Gaskell has returned to give a performance and educational demonstration on the kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. Boulder City Library - Combined Community & Board Room

Monday, January 23
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-01-23 18:00:00 2023-01-23 19:00:00 America/Los_Angeles West African kora (harp) presented by Sean Gaskell Sean Gaskell has returned to give a performance and educational demonstration on the kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. Boulder City Library - Combined Community & Board Room

Boulder City Library

Combined Community & Board Room

Sean Gaskell has returned to give a performance and educational demonstration on the kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa.

Sean Gaskell first heard the kora performed live in his hometown of Olympia, Washington, USA in 2006. That performance by Kane Mathis, who would become his first teacher, inspired him to immerse himself in music of the kora and travel to its homeland in West Africa. 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.

 

LINKS:

Sean Gaskell- www.seangaskell.com

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Seniors | Elementary | Early Learners & Toddlers | All Ages | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Music/Concert | Arts and Cultural |

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