Sounds Like: Toumani Diabate, Foday Musa Suso, Kane Mathis, Jaliba Kuyateh, Mamadou Diabaté
Bio: Sean Gaskell features traditional songs on the 21 stringed West African Kora. The Kora is native to the Mande peoples who live within the countries of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau. The music is traditionally played by oral and musical historians known as Griots (Gree-ohs). The...See Full Bio
"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."