The Kora is a Westafrican harp of the family of bridge harps or harp. Though this instrument is played in West African countries like Gambia, its origin is still unknown. As is the case with most musical instruments Kora is traditionally associated with royalty, royal courthouses, or religious practices. The kora is used by male musicians mainly to accompany folklore narrations, recitations, and songs in honour of a patron. There are many musical instrument which speaks of a richhistory associated with its country and people.
We at Strings Museum would like to take you through an memorable journey to discoverand learn not only about the exotic instruments but also the culture and legacy surrounding. The Kora is found in all Mande cultures.It is played by the Mandinka in Gambia, Senegal and Guinea Bissau, the Malinke or Maninka in Guinée, the Bambara or Bamana in Mali and the Dioula in Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). Though, it's Gambia and Casamance (South Senegal) where it has the greatest importance for social life. The Kora has a centuries-old tradition and has been played at royal courts, where the musicians and griots belonged to the personnel. The Kora was mentioned 1799 for the first time in literature by Mungo Park in Travels in the interior districts of West Africa as korri. African art Shell Dan Mask 947. African Art African Senufo style 939. African Art African Baule Masterfully 936. African Art Senufo Firespitter mask 929. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Other African Antiques". The seller is "naga_4823" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.