-- The Kora --

The Kora is a 21 string musical instrument built with a large calabash as a resonator. The Kora has a delicate harp like sound and is the instrument of the Griots or Jali the traditional oral historian of the Mandingo people of West Africa. To be a master kora player one must know the five tuning methods and various styles of music where the kora is played. These tunning methods are: Tomraba, Tomaramesengo, Silaba, Haridino, Sautha. Make your selection from the following to hear these styles and a modern and intellectually stimulating piece composed by Foday Musa Suso.

 

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Sunjatta - For Mali

Kelefa - For Guinea-Bisau

Kora Digitech - For the World

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