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JALIKEBBA KUYATEH

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MUSICAL EDUCATION: PRIVATE KORA AND DJEMBEH COURSES  ·  HELP PROVIDED TO PURCHASE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

MUSICAL TEACHING OF THE KORA INSTRUMENT.  –  What’s a Kora? The Kora is a Westafrican harp of the family of bridge harps or harp-lutes. It’s the highest developped string instrument of Africa. The construction of the instrument as well as the music are unique in the world. The Kora is found in all Mande cultures. It is played by the Mandinka in Gambia, Senegal and Guinea Bissau, the Malinke or Maninka in Guinée, the Bambara or Bamana in Mali and the Dioula in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). Though, it’s Gambia and Casamance (South Senegal) where it has the greatest importance for social life. The Kora has a centuries-old tradition and has been played at royal courts, where the musicians and griots belonged to the personnel. The Kora was mentioned 1799 for the first time in literature by Mungo Park in Travels in the interior districts of West Africa as korri. The Kora has a big hemispherical body, a long neck and two planes with 11 and 10 strings running in notches at the sides of an upright mounted bridge. The playing style resembles the fingerpicking blues guitar, the placement of the strings allows for the playing of chords and harmonies and fast melodic runs…

As part of the Leipzig Wontanará Musical Collective Jalikebba teaches interested students in the musical playing of Kora and Djembeh now also at Leipzig. Please feel free to contact him for further information on this…

Als Teil des Leipziger Musikkollektives Wontanará unterrichted Jalikebba interessierte Schülerinnen und Schüler auf Wunsch im musikalischen Spiel der Kora und Djembeh nun auch in Leipzig. Bitte seien Sie so frei, ihn für nähere Auskünfte auch zu diesem zu kontaktieren…

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