Saturday, July 08, 2006

Prince Diabate at Amoeba Music in Hollywood, Sunday 7/9, 2:00

Free, don't know about parking. Link

Click here for sample music clips. (Amazon)

Master kora musician Prince Diabate will probably be doing a short set at Amoeba. I had to look up kora on wikipedia:

The kora (French: cora) is a 21 string harp-lute used extensively by Mandingo peoples in West Africa.It uses a large calabash cut in half and covered with cow skin as a resonator, and has a notched bridge like a lute or guitar. The sound of a kora is like a harp, though when played in the traditional style, it bears a closer resemblance to flamenco guitar techniques.