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Live Music: John Tang on the Kora Harp

September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

The sound of a kora resembles that of a harp, though when played in the traditional style, it bears a closer resemblance to flamenco and Delta blues guitar techniques of both hands to pluck the strings in polyrhythmic patterns (using the remaining fingers to secure the instrument by holding the hand posts on either side of the strings). Ostinato riffs (“Kumbengo”) and improvised solo runs (“Birimintingo”) are played at the same time by skilled players.

Mamadou Koyate (bridge by Djimo Koyate)
Kora, ca. 1960
Mandinka people, Senegambia,
Gourd, goat skin, antelope-hide metal, wood; L. 115.8 cm (45 9/16 in.); W. 52.5 cm (20 11/16 in.); Diam. 27.6 cm (10 7/8 in.)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rogers Fund, 1975 (1975.59)
http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/503060

Details

Date:
September 28
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://www.oldalcoholplant.com

Organizer

Old Alcohol Plant
Phone:
360-390-4017
Email:
sgil@oldalcoholplant.com

Venue

Old Alcohol Plant