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Music of an African Kingdom: The Kora of Senegal

Friday, January 20, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm PST

- $35

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

Originally from Senegal, West Africa, Amadou Fall comes from a family of musicians; his father, Mamadou Fall, was a guitarist who played with Baba Maal and several other well-known Senegalese musicians. His family was introduced to the Kora by Amadou when he was 10. The Kora is a 21-stringed fishing line instrument made of wood, calabash (gourd), and cow skin and is commonly referred to as an African Harp. While growing up, Amadou’s family lived close to the city of Griots (West African storytellers and keepers of tradition). He often visited the house in which the Griots lived and was taught how to play a few songs on the Kora there. After falling in love with the instrument, Amadou rebuilt a Kora for himself in his city.

From what he had learned, Ame Kora aka Ame Fall embarked on a new journey to master the art of Kora playing. Since he began playing Kora 20 years ago, Amadou has performed with many artists including Baba Maal, Fatou Lowbe, Ibrahim Ba, Djembe Rhythm, and Irene Tassambendo, among others. A number of his concerts have taken place on the African continent (Senegal, Mauritania, Congo, Burkina Faso, Mali, Togo, Benin, and Ivory Coast). Additionally, Amadou has performed in many other parts of the world, including France, Belgium, Italy, Hungary, England, Canada, Mexico, the Czech Republic, and the United States. Additionally, Amadou has been part of several recordings for international musicians.

Currently living in Indio [Coachella Valley] California, Amadou Fall hopes to bring people from all walks of life together with African music through the sounds of his Kora.

Tickets

Single Ticket

General Seating: $35
VIP Seating: $50

Series Pass (3 Concerts)

General Season Pass $90
VIP Season Pass $140

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The ticket price includes admission to the performance and access to Mingei International Museum’s Gallery Level ($14 value) after 4 PM on the day of the performance. The Commons Level is free for all.

Please purchase your tickets early. These performances sell out well in advance. Tickets are transferrable but non-refundable.

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Details

Date:
Friday, January 20, 2023
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm PST
Cost:
$35
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Venue

Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
Phone:
(619) 239-0003
View Venue Website

Organizer

Center for World Music
Phone:
(619) 363-3007
Email:
info@centerforworldmusic.org
View Organizer Website

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Performer
Amadou Fall

Details

Date:
Friday, January 20, 2023
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm PST
Cost:
$35
Event Categories:
, ,
Event Tags:
,

Venue

Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
Phone:
(619) 239-0003
View Venue Website

Organizer

Center for World Music
Phone:
(619) 363-3007
Email:
info@centerforworldmusic.org
View Organizer Website

Other

Performer
Amadou Fall