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John Tang on the Kora Harp Live Performance
Nov 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
John Tang on the Kora Harp November 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm The sound of a kora resembles that of a harp, though when played in the traditional style, it bears a closer resemblance to flamenco and Delta blues guitar techniques of both hands to pluck the strings in polyrhythmic patterns (using the remaining fingers to secure the instrument by holding the hand posts on either side of the strings). Ostinato riffs (“Kumbengo”) and improvised solo runs (“Birimintingo”) are played at the same time by skilled players.