“Mr. DIABATE: Yes, the kora was a gift from God to me.”
“SESAY: Diabate says the kora is a fixture in its family going back generations.”
“He's a Senegalese griot who plays the kora, which is basically a harp made from a honkin' big calabash with a stick rammed through it.”
“(A kora is a 21-string harp-like instrument that creates a defining African sound.)”
“The rest of the concert was explicitly about the harp, and pre-eminently the Malian harp-lute known as the kora.”
“The kora is a 21-string harp with a large, resonating gourd as its base.”
“The kora is a demanding instrument, consisting of two parallel rows of strings attached to a notched bridge on a resonating gourd, and Djeli's confident command of it is the result of a lifetime of study and practice.”
“Artists ranging from Ry Cooder to Björk to Blur's Damon Albarn have trekked there to collaborate with such iconic international stars as singer Salif Keita, kora master-musician Toumani Diabaté and the late blues-tinged guitarist Ali Farka Touré.”
“The kora can be accessible in many different contexts.”
“Getty Images Ballak é Sissoko, a Mali kora player, and French cellist Vincent Segal But not every act performing on the venue's three stages emphasizes hot, polyrhythmic dance numbers.”
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