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Introducing a New Old Instrument: The West African Kora


koraThe Kora is a musical instrument similar, but also unlike, all other instruments. Musician Sean Gaskell plays the West African Kora at several branches of the Dayton Metro Library in September. He’ll talk about the 21-string harp, native to the Mandinka people of Gambia, Senegal, Mali and Guinea, how it is built and its cultural significance. He’ll also share his experiences as a student in Gambia.

The programs are free, and all ages are encouraged to attend.

THE WEST AFRICAN KORA: THE MUSIC & HISTORY OF THE HARP

HUBER HEIGHTS, 6160 Chambersburg Rd.
Fri., Sept. 9, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

BROOKVILLE, 120 Blue Pride Dr.
Mon., Sept. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

WESTWOOD, 3207 Hoover Ave., Dayton
Tue., Sept. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at

Other free, live musical performances taking place at the Library this Fall:

The Johnsons Musical Duo Husband and wife acoustic duo
Sat., Sept. 10, 3-4:30 p.m. at New Lebanon, 715 W. Main St.

Music with Steve Makofka  Singer songwriter
Sat., Nov. 12, 3-4:30 p.m. at East, 2008 Wyoming St., Dayton

Eric Loy Guitar Magic Acoustic guitar
Sat., Nov, 12, 3-4:30 p.m. at Kettering-Moraine, 3496 Far Hills Ave., Kettering

Musica: Dayton’s Chamber Choir
Sat., Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Huber Heights, 6160 Chambersburg Rd.

All programs are free. For more information, visit the Events Calendar online or call (937) 463-BOOK.

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