[Loscho_Enews] West African Kora Player To Perform in Index
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Mon Oct 28 22:07:21 PDT 2013
World Renowned West African Kora Player To Perform in Index
Northwest Heritage Resources is pleased to present a concert performance by
world famous West African kora musician Foday Musa Suso in Index, WA.
The concert is presented in partnership with the Index Historical Society
and the Ethnic Heritage Council, and is scheduled for *7:00pm on Saturday,
November 9, 2013 at the River House, 444 Avenue A. in Index. *
Foday Musa Suso comes from a traditional Mandinka griot family from Gambia
in West Africa. His main instrument is the kora, a traditional West African
twenty one string harp-lute. In the Mandinka tradition, the kora player is
also a skilled singer, oral historian, geneologist and storyteller. In
addition to performing the music of his West African homeland, Suso
emigrated to Chicago in 1977 and has collaborated with many famous American
jazz and classical musicians such as Bill Laswell, Philip Glass, Pharoah
Sanders, Jack DeJohnette, Ginger Baker, Paul Simon and Kronos Quartet.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear a master West African musician!
Suggested admission to the concert is a donation of $5.00, collected at the
event. There will be no advance ticket sales. The November 9th concert is
funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, ArtsWA (formerly the
Washington State Arts Commission) and Northwest Heritage Resources. Most of
admission donations will go to support the Index Historical Society. *For
more information call 206-306-1181 or 360-793-1534, or email:
info at northwestheritageresources.org.*
League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations
info at snocoheritage.org
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