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Melodies of West Africa: Sean Gaskell on the Kora @ NDB

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
North Dearborn Branch
Dunevant Meeting Room 1 and 2 (Full Room)

Join us for a musical performance with Sean Gaskell on the West African Kora! All ages welcome. 

Sean Gaskell features traditional songs on the Kora, a 21 string harp that he learned how to play throughout the course of multiple visits to its homeland in Gambia, West Africa. 

The music is traditionally played by oral and musical historians known as Griots (Gree-ohs). While the Kora is only 300 years old, some commonly played songs can be traced back 800 years to the founding of the Mande empire. Gaskell has studied extensively under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh, both of Brikama, Gambia. He has been featured at a number of music festivals in the US, Gambia, and Senegal.

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Melodies of West Africa: Sean Gaskell on the Kora @ LPL

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawrenceburg Public Library
Ewbank Meeting Room

Join us for a musical performance with Sean Gaskell on the West African Kora! All ages welcome. 

Sean Gaskell features traditional songs on the Kora, a 21 string harp that he learned how to play throughout the course of multiple visits to its homeland in Gambia, West Africa. 

The music is traditionally played by oral and musical historians known as Griots (Gree-ohs). While the Kora is only 300 years old, some commonly played songs can be traced back 800 years to the founding of the Mande empire. Gaskell has studied extensively under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh, both of Brikama, Gambia. He has been featured at a number of music festivals in the US, Gambia, and Senegal.

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