Featuring Amadou Fall
Senegalese master musician Amadou Fall presents an intimate solo performance of songs on the kora, a plucked, double-bridged, 21-string gourd harp used extensively across West Africa. Amadou has developed his own repertoire on the kora, consisting of the traditional music of Senegal and his own compositions.
About Amadou Fall
A native of Senegal, West Africa, Amadou Fall comes from a family of musicians. His father, Mamadou Fall, was a guitarist who performed with many well-known Senegalese artists.
While he was growing up, Amadou’s family lived close to a community of griots (storytellers and keepers of tradition). From the age of ten, he often visited the house in which the griots lived, where they taught him how to play a few songs on the kora. He fell in love with the instrument. Building on what he had been taught, Amadou embarked on a new journey to master the art of kora playing.
Now some 20 years later, Amadou has performed extensively in Africa, including concerts with artists such as Baba Maal, Fatou Lowbe, Ibrahim Ba, Djembe Rhythm, and Irene Tassembedo. His international tours have included visits to France, Belgium, Italy, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and England, as well as Canada, Mexico, and the United States. He has several albums to his credit, recorded with musicians from around the globe.
Currently residing in Indio, California, Amadou Fall works to bring people from all walks of life together in peace through his music.
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Financial support was provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.
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