Deerfield Public Library

Music of the West African Kora with Sean Gaskell

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Deerfield Public Library

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). The Kora is a melodic and seemingly peaceful instrument, which is somewhat contrary to its musical repertoire.