Articles tagged kora

22 Aug 2011 // 8:58 PM

Madina N’Diaye: Bimogow

Madina N'Diaye plays an elegant kora.

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Toubab Krewe: Live at the Orange Peel

The West African touch Justin Perkins brings in with his kora and kamel ngoni gives the American rock sound something to work with.

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Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze:Sira

Sira is lovely in lots of small and unobtrusive ways -- it sort of wanders up to you, does its thing gently for a while, then melts away into the foliage, mission accomplished.

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Seckou Keita Quintet, SKQ: The Silimbo Passage

Attractive Music That Likes You.

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Jayme Stone and Mansa Sissoko: Africa to Appalachia

The kora, with its lacelike and intricate patterns of notes, is the more attention-catching instrument, and you could easily forget that this album is a partnership and start to think of it as a Mansa Sissoko project.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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