Master Kora Performance - Sean Gaskell
Sean Gaskell has mesmerized audiences across the US, Gambia, and Senegal with his heart rendering performances that spotlight the West African Kora. The Kora is a 21 string harp whose roots stretch back to the mid-1700’s and feature traditional songs that praise leaders of high political status and those who helped expand the Mande Empire. Gaskell, having studied the Kora over multiple visits to its homeland in Gambia, released his first solo album 'Kora Music of West Africa' in 2012. His primary teachers are Moriba Kuyateh and Malamini Jobarteh (passed in July 2013). He has opened for headliner acts such as Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits.
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 4:00pm
LocationMarianna Black Library
33 Fryemont St.
Bryson City NC