Demonstrative Kora Video
Here, you can find some demonstrative video about our kora lessons.
So, another live recording improvisation from my group Samhada… world music fusion, Africa, India and synths… something strange, something progressive, something traditional… relaxing atmospheres, kaleidoscopes, musical trip… hope you enjoy…
Yes, I know… this is not pretty kora lessons, but is Samhada, my new musical group… so I want to share it with you. Thanks for your support. Always enjoy all kora way and feeling of playing.
This time with percussions and fractals animations…
It’s with great pleasure and honor that I want to share with you the official birth of my musical project … along with other great musicians and friends, after years of study and work, born Samhadã … African music, Indian music, progressive music, all together in a special fusion, unclassifiable in its kind … of course I play the kora … This is our first video, a way o different feeling for the kora… thanks
Samhadã is a world music project and a fusion of unclassifiable sound of its kind.
The group was born from the passion and the union of three musicians in its original lineup: Massimo Amato, Andrea Candeloro and Danilo Li Vigni.
Is the result of an intense musical research lasted for years, in the course of time and during live and recording sessions, several musicians are flanked and alternate each time expanding ideas and possibilities.
Samhadã born and developed as the meeting of world music, performed with traditional instruments from different traditions, such as Indian, African and European.
Songs and traditional rhythms, the composition of which goes back centuries if not millennia in the past, blend the most modern atmospheres of synthesized sounds or progressive music.
Instruments from Africa like the kora, from India as the tabla or pakhawaj, from Persia as the santur, join the electric bass, piano and percussion. Voices and flutes, harmonium and melodic, there are so many ideas and so many still more to come.
Samhadã born as the achievement of a sound that takes from everything, but in nothing can be classified. This arrival of musical maturity is therefore the starting point for a new journey.
Currently, the Samhadã members play and record each session in a live, so they are all unique and unrepeatable improvisation of their kind.
Hello, I want you to listen to this recording, just to show you how the kora can be played in different ways, for different moods, in different tuning, or create different atmospheres.
In this case, just for fun, we have:
1 – A background of Indian Tampura
2 – An hip-hop style drum kit
3 – Me and my lovely kora, tuned in a special scale
Thanks for watching and listening
Playing the kora during summer of 2016… a mystical journey into the music and nature, a personal interpretation of the african kora song Allah Lake, with classical kora tuning… thank you!
Playing the kora on the beach during summer of 2016… a personal interpretation of the african kora song Allah Lake, with a strange kora tuning… thank you!
Playing during summer of 2016 … a personal interpretation of the kora song Abi Bamba… thank you!
Playing during summer of 2016 … the video and audio are not mounted in sync … a personal interpretation of the african kora song Bani… thank you!
Playing during summer of 2016 … the video and audio are not mounted in sync … a personal interpretation of the african kora song Dan Djon… thank you!
This video comes from my series of kora video live streaming demonstrations.
The quality of the video is not high, but can be an inspiration in playing the kora.
In this performance, the song Kelefa Ba in one of its variations and played with a very special kora tuning.