Saturday, February 14th at 5 p.m.
Enjoy a performance on the Kora, an ancient harp from West Africa. The Kora is a 21 string harp whose roots stretch back to the mid-1700’s. Song performed on the Kora are often traditional tunes that praise leaders of high political status and those who helped expand the Mande Empire.
About the performer
Sean Gaskell has mesmerized audiences across the US, Gambia, and Senegal with his heart rendering performances that spotlight the West African Kora. 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. He has opened for headliner acts such as Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits. To hear Sean on the Kora, please click here.
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs available on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).