Sean Gaskell will give a performance and educational demonstration on the kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. He will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the kora’s musical repertoire.
The kora is traditionally played by oral historians known as Griots, often called Jalis or Jelis. Many songs tell story of war, hardship, love and loss all while presenting the history and fabric of Mande society, of which the instrument originates.
Gaskell has presented adult, youth and family programs at over 350 libraries and a multitude of K-12 schools, colleges, universities and assisted living facilities throughout the United States and Canada.
Tuesday, January 17
173 S Eureka St.
Redlands, CA 92373