Posts Tagged ‘ Kora ’

REVIEW: CATRIN FINCH & SECKOU KEITA. The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff – 20/03/2013

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April 10, 2013
<i>REVIEW:</i> CATRIN FINCH & SECKOU KEITA. The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff – 20/03/2013

This was only a first taste but it was already golden, despite occasional rawness and hesitation, easily forgiven. With albums to be made, tours to be done and an inevitable maturing yet to come, the marriage of harp and kora seems blessed to be long, warm and fruitful.
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TOUMANI DIABATE – 71 generations behind him but still looking ahead

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January 18, 2011
Toumani Diabate (Youri Lenquette) with Alexander McQueen suit mid shot thumbnail

Son of the great Sidiki Diabate, the father of the modern kora, Toumani is 71st in a direct line of griots that stretches back to the reign of the great medieval Emperor Sudjata Keita.
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