West African Music

What are 2 types of instruments found in West African music? Who are Salif Keita, Ali Farka Toure, and Fela Kuti?

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Keren Bein

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"Kora" 10/23/06


West African music is a rich and dynamic form of music to learn about. In this lesson you will learn about two instruments named the Kora and the Balaphone. You will have a chance to listen to the intruments sounds as well. Then you will read about some of the most famous West African Musicians.

    •Cora Connection
What is a Kora? Hear the Kora: listen to the 2 MP3 samples entitled-"Alla L'aa ke" and the Traditional tuning pattern
    •African Music Encyclopedia
Click on the link to "artists" and read about the following 3 musicians; Fela Kuti, Salif Keita, Ali Farka Toure
    •Kora Jaliya-The Art of Kora
Read the description of Jaliya-the culture of Jali and listen to some more sound samples of Kora music

Last updated: November 26 2006, 1:47 pm
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