West African kora(harp) Presentation & Concert with Sean Gaskell
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Minot Public Library 516 2nd Ave SW, Minot, ND 58701
Sean Gaskell is a musician presenting the history and music of the kora: an instrument that he has learned through master kora players Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh from Gambia over the course of multiple visits. The West African kora is a 21 string harp that is native to the Mandinka people of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Guinea Bissau. It dates back 300 years, although some of the music comes from the middle 13th century around the founding of the Mandinka empire. Sean will play several songs on the kora in addition to talking about the instrument and its history.