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Clapping & Singing with the Kora with Jali Bakary Konteh

June 26, 2021 at 9:00 am

For children and parents, elementary school and beyond.  Clapping, swaying, and singing along with the Kora with Jali Bakary Konteh. Learn about the parts of the Kora too.


Forty-eight years ago, Alhaji Bai Konte brought the music of the kora (Mandinka harp) from Gambia to the U.S. This year, his grandsons (the word is used a little more loosely than usual) Great Gambian Griots, continue to carry on that tradition. Jali Bakary Konteh is an imaginative improviser who can support the tradition or blend traditional and modern instruments. Pa Bobo Jobarteh is a human rights activist whose songs were instrumental in the rarest of events in modern politics: a bloodless, democratic overthrow of a dictator.  Fled for his life, returned a folk hero! africanculturalencounters.com


June 26, 2021
9:00 am
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