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Sean Gaskell

Rank #4 Asheville, NC World
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Sounds Like: Toumani Diabate, Foday Musa Suso, Kane Mathis, Jaliba Kuyateh, Maher Cissoko & Sousou Cissoko

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Bio: Sean Gaskell plays traditional music of the Mandinka people on the 21 string West African Kora. The music is traditionally played by oral and musical historians known as Griots (Gree-ohs). The Kora is a very melodic and seemingly peaceful instrument, which is contrary to its musical repertoire. M... See Full Bio

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"Need more proof that music is the greatest international language? Listen to how eloquently Sean Gaskell, a young fella from the grunge and coffee mecca of Seattle, plays the 21-string West African Kora, a gourd-bottomed harp that delivers both acres of melody and gently rippling rhythms."
—  Tom Surowicz, Minneapolis Star Tribune
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  • Rich Baumann (Artist) Rich Baumann
    Enjoying your music
  • OLAF (Artist) OLAF
    Wonderful music in here!! Congrats and best wishes from Brazil, Olaf
  • KerosintinI (Artist) KerosintinI
    Sounds like magic!
  • October Dawn (Artist) October Dawn
    Great sound and feel to your music. Rock On
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Q: How have you come in contact with African music and kora? What attracted you to this intstrument?
A: I first came into contact with the Kora through Kane Mathis (www.myspace.com/kanekora). I fell in love with the instrument upon first hearing it and decided right then that I was going to learn how to play. I was drawn to the beauty of the sound that I never knew could be created from such an incredible instrument. I started taking lessons from Kane shortly after acquiring my first Kora. In 2008 I traveled to the homeland of the Kora (Gambia) while I was a student at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. I studied the Kora under the instruction of Griots Malamini Jobarteh and his son Moriba Kuyateh. I returned for my second visit in 2012. My goals are to provide listeners with a wonderful listening experience and educate them about the Kora, its origin, and the Mandinka people that it represents.

Asked by Cafe Sole. Answered on Sat Nov 10 2012

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