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Sean Gaskell

Sean Gaskell

World Asheville, NC
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Tutu Jara
Tutu Jara


Sean Gaskell- West African Kora, "Tabara"


  • Sat

    Feb 28

    High Point, NC, US | 7:30pm

    w/Will Ridenour, Kora player from Chapel Hill NC. Only a few spaces left! Get your tickets at the following link! http://happybeatdrumming.com/special-events.html. For more information, call Robin at 336-813-8110 or email at bountou(at)happybeatdrumming(dot)com

  • Sun

    Mar 1

    Greensboro, NC, US | 9:00am

    Music for the Gathering of Sojourners! Kora Duets with Sean Gaskell and Will Ridenour. 9-10am open service.

  • Sun

    Mar 1

    Durham, NC, US | 7:00pm

    2nd and Final winter Kora Duet performance with Sean Gaskell and Will Ridenour! Location: House of Sarah Howe and Randy Best. Date: Sunday, March 1st. Time: 7pm. Tickets are $15 and space is limited to 25 folks so you'll need to rsvp ahead!! Email Sarah at sarahhouseofclay@yahoo.com

  • Fri

    Mar 6

    Young Harris, GA, US | 5:00pm


  • Fri

    Mar 20

    Franklin, NC, US | 7:00pm

    7:00pm. Pay what you can! Sponsored by the Arts Council of Macon County



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  • Rich Baumann (Artist)
    Rich Baumann
    Enjoying your music
  • OLAF (Artist)
    Wonderful music in here!! Congrats and best wishes from Brazil, Olaf
  • KerosintinI (Artist)
    Sounds like magic!
  • October Dawn (Artist)
    October Dawn
    Great sound and feel to your music. Rock On



Sounds Like: Toumani Diabate, Foday Musa Suso, Kane Mathis, Jaliba Kuyateh, Mamadou Diabaté

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Bio: Sean Gaskell features traditional songs on the Kora, a 21 string harp that he learned how to play throughout the course of multiple visits to its homeland in Gambia, West Africa. The Kora is native to the Mandinka people who live within the countries of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea B...See Full Bio

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"Kora Music of West Africa" (2012 release) is available on ITunes, Amazon, and more!


"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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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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