Thu, Jun 16|
Black Music History Month: West African Music with Salieu Suso
Time & Location
Jun 16, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Kingsbridge Library, 291 W 231st St, Bronx, NY 10463, USA
About the event
Join us for a live music performance with 21-stringed kora master Salieu Suso.
Born in Gambia, West Africa to a musical family, Salieu was trained by his father on the kora, which he has played from the age of eight. He began his professional career by the age of fifteen. He has performed widely throughout the U.S., Africa and Europe, and is known for his diverse range of musical collaborations.
Kora or Cora (francophone) is a 21-string instrument originally from West Africa, the Gambia. the closest to the western harp instrument. kora is built with calabash, rosewood, cow hide and fishing lines as strings, creating melodious tunes that gives you serenity.