Kora Kits – Conakry, Guinea

$600.00

In stock

SKU: st&fl-kora-kit Category:

Description

Professional Kora Kit Direct from Conakry, Guinea. Put together using the best local materials for that authentic Kora sound, a quality kit which is easy to assemble so that you can be playing in no time.

The Kora has a centuries-old musical tradition, being played at royal courts and grand festivals. Found in all Mande cultures, the Kora is played by the Mandinka in Gambia, Senegal and Guinea Bissau, the Malinke and Maninka in Guinea, the Bambara and Bamana in Mali and the Dioula in Côte d’Ivoire. It is in Gambia and Casamance (Southern Senegal) however that the Kora has the greatest importance for social life.

The Kora has a large hemispherical body, a long neck and two planes with strings running in notches at the sides of an upright mounted bridge. The playing style resembles the finger picking of a blues guitar, and the placement of the strings allows for the playing of chords and harmonies along with fast melodic runs.

The kit Includes 40 – 50cm Gourd, Hardwood Bridge and staff , strings and Hand rests ( everything except the tuning keys)

Freight

This is a special plus sized item which will be sent via courier. Please call us here at African Drumming on (03) 9525 3073 to purchase this item.