Study Tunes Unit Four: Masters of the Kora – Like Father Like Son & Harmony of Cultures

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December 20, 2014 by mrcaseyhistory

I thought you guys would appreciate this.

We learned about West African griots, storytellers who passed down history through song, and passed on the songs from father to son. The first video below shows a father and son team playing the Kora, a harp-like instrument commonly used by griots.

Like Father Like Son

 

The second video shows a beautiful musical collaboration between Balleké Sissoko, a noted Malian kora player and Vincent Ségal, a French cellist.

Harmony of Cultures

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