SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts


Kadialy Kouyate

Date: 16 June 2014Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 20 June 2014Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Type of Event: Summer School

Course Dates: 16-20 June, Mon-Fri 5-7pm
Course Fee: £95 (concs £75) -> book online

The Mandinka kora is a unique instrument with 21 strings. It sounds somewhat like a harp, but its intricate playing style sounds closer to flamenco guitar. Kadialy Kouyate comes from the south of Senegal and belongs to the great line of Kouyate griots (hereditary musicians and storytellers). He is a gifted performer but also a highly regarded as a kora teacher, regularly teaching under- & postgraduate courses at SOAS. [artist website]

This is a taster course for beginners. Instruments will be provided. Limited places!

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Contact Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4500

Contact Fax: +44 (0)20 7898 4519