West African Music
Sean Gaskell performs music of the West African kora, an 18-string harp that he learned how to play throughout the course of multiple visits to its homeland in Gambia, West Africa.h The Kora is a very melodic and seemingly peaceful instrument, which is contrary to its musical repertoire. Many songs tell ancient stories of war and hardship, while others praise people of high political status and those who helped expand the Mande empire. 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.
Where is the event?
Seaside Public Library (See address and directions below)