MADYA DIEBATE KORA DUET -TARMUSIC CONCERT 2011- MALI SADJO Traditional african sog TWO KORA & VOICE

Here is an old concert of me and my kora master: the Griot Djeli MADYA DIEBATE.

This kora concert was live recorded at TAR-MUSIC in Rome on 22/12/2001. I was playing kora from only two-three years…

In this kora concert Madya Diebate plays and sings some african traditional kora songs and explains some foundamental things about the kora harp.

In this last part of the kora concert N.8 we play the well know traditional african song MALI SADJO with two kora and voice…

I want to share with you this kora duet concert beacause is thank to my master if I started to play kora and I could share with you what I learned about this beautiful west african harp named kora.

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MADYA DIEBATE KORA DUET -TARMUSIC CONCERT 2011 PART 7- BANI LEE- GRIOT plays KORA BEHIND HIS BACK!

Here is an old concert of me and my kora master: the Griot Djeli MADYA DIEBATE.

This kora concert was live recorded at TAR-MUSIC in Rome on 22/12/2001. I was playing kora from only two-three years…

In this kora concert Madya Diebate plays and sings some african traditional kora songs and explains some foundamental things about the kora harp.

In this PART 7 we play and sing BANI LEE song with two kora, singing and dancing with the people and Madya plays the kora behind his back!

I want to share with you this kora duet concert beacause is thank to my master if I started to play kora and I could share with you what I learned about this beautiful west african harp named kora.

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MADYA DIEBATE KORA DUET -TARMUSIC CONCERT 2011 PART 6- KELEFABA SALYA traditional african griot song

Here is an old concert of me and my kora master: the Griot Djeli MADYA DIEBATE.

This kora concert was live recorded at TAR-MUSIC in Rome on 22/12/2001. I was playing kora from only two-three years…

In this kora concert master Madya Diebate plays and sings some african traditional kora songs and explains some foundamental things about the kora harp.

In this PART 6 Madya Diebate plays and sing KELEFA BA or SALYA song with the kora.

I want to share with you this kora duet concert beacause is thank to my master if I started to play kora and I could share with you what I learned about this beautiful west african harp named kora.

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MADYA DIEBATE KORA DUET – TARMUSIC CONCERT 2011 PART 5- CHEDO song VOICE & KORA- Traditional Griot

Here is an old concert of me and my kora master: the Griot Djeli Kora Master MADYA DIEBATE.

This kora concert was live recorded at TAR-MUSIC in Rome on 22/12/2001. I was playing kora from only two-three years…

In this kora concert Madya Diebate plays and sings some african traditional kora songs and explains some foundamental things about the kora harp.

In this PART 5 Madya Diebate play and sing CHEDO song with the kora.

I want to share with you this kora duet concert beacause is thank to my master if I started to play kora and I could share with you what I learned about this beautiful west african harp named kora.

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MADYA DIEBATE KORA DUET -TARMUSIC CONCERT 2011 PART 4- KORA FINGERING SYMBOLISM- ALLAHU MEANING

Here is an old concert of me and my kora master: the Griot Djeli Kora Master MADYA DIEBATE.

This kora concert was live recorded at TAR-MUSIC in Rome on 22/12/2001. I was playing kora from only two-three years…

In this kora concert Madya Diebate plays and sings some african traditional kora songs and explains some foundamental things about the kora harp.

In this PART 4 Madya Diebate speaks about kora fingering symbolism with the Allahu letter…

ENGLISH SUBTITLES inserted in the video for better translation and understanding.

I want to share with you this kora duet concert beacause is thank to my master if I started to play kora and I could share with you what I learned about this beautiful west african harp named kora.

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MADYA DIEBATE KORA DUET -TAR MUSIC CONCERT 2011 Roma- JARABI SONG- VOICES & harp kora MELODY- PART 3

Here is an old concert of me and my kora master: the Griot Djeli MADYA DIEBATE.

This kora concert was live recorded at TAR-MUSIC in Rome on 22/12/2001.

I was playing kora from only two-three years… In this kora concert Madya Diebate plays and sings some african traditional kora songs and explains some foundamental things about the kora harp.

In this PART 3 we play and sing JARABI song with two kora.

I want to share with you this kora duet concert beacause is thank to my master if I started to play kora and I could share with you what I learned about this beautiful west african harp named kora. Thanks for watching!

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MADYA DIABATE KORA DUET -TAR MUSIC CONCERT 2011- West African Harp KORA EXPLANATIONS & TALKS- PART 2

Here is an old concert of me and my kora master: the Griot Djeli MADYA DIEBATE.

This kora concert was live recorded at TAR-MUSIC in Rome on 22/12/2001. I was playing kora from only two-three years…

In this kora concert Madya Diebate plays and sings some african traditional kora songs and explains some foundamental things about the kora harp.

In this PART 2 kora master Madya Diebate speaks about kora instrument. I inserted ENGLISH SUBTITLES in the video…

I want to share with you this kora duet concert beacause is thank to my master if I started to play kora and I could share with you what I learned about this beautiful west african harp named kora. Thanks for watching! –

The KORA is the harp lute of West Africa, belonging to the Mandinka ethnic group and widespread in Mali, Senegal, Gambia, New Guinea, Guinea Bissau… Built on the base of a pumpkin sound box (“calebasse”) and with an harmonic soundboard in cow skin, three sticks cross it vertically and one horizontally.

It also has one hole for sound output and a wooden bridge that divides the strings to the right and left. The kora has 9 holes a all “like the human being”. Traditionally the kora has 21 strings and a tuning system with skin’s rings (“konso”).

Modern kora today have a tuning mechanism in metal keys (like those of a guitar) even with chromatic changes or can be amplified. Traditionally the kora is a modal instrument: it is played and tuned on one scale or tonal mode at time.

For at least 700 years the African kora has been the traditional instrument of the Jali (“blood”), or Djeli or Griot: the African singers who hand down the songs and techniques to play the kora from generation to generation, from father to son, from kora masters to disciples. Until recently, kora was taught only within the family circle.

The traditional songs and classical kora rhythms tell of the great African kings and heroes, or they are mythological stories of gods and correct ways of behaving.

The figure of Jaly is highly respected within African society.

A Djali playing the kora also takes the name of “korafola”. The African kora is a musical instrument in all respects.

It is played with four fingers (thumbs and index fingers of both hands) and can produce a melody, a bass loop and free improvisation at the same time. Improvisation is a fundamental element in African music: given a particular song and melody or a specific rhythmic cycle (“kumbengo”), the rest of the musical performance is an improvisation left to the artist’s inspiration.

With kora it’s possible to perform complex musical virtuosities or simple accompanying music. The kora can play with any other classical instrument, western or belonging to other musical traditions of the world. In this free video course to learn how to play the kora, we will see every aspect of the instrument, from songs for beginners to techniques for the more experienced.

Everyone can learn how to play the kora with this easy kora lessons course, step by step more complex in this professional kora course of training. Traditional method of teaching and learning african music joined with the european approach to notation e musical thought.

All you ever wanted to know about the African harp in these free kora lessons by Andrea Candeloro (AndC).

Thank you and subscribe to my channel “Earth Musical Heart” if you like and want to support my world musical project!

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MADYA DIEBATE KORA DUET -TARMUSIC CONCERT 2011- African Harp ALLAH LAKE- GRIOT LIVE & TALKS- PART 1

Here is an old concert of me and my kora master: the Griot Djeli MADYA DIEBATE.

This kora concert was live recorded at TAR-MUSIC in Rome on 22/12/2001. I was playing kora from only two-three years…

In this kora concert Madya Diebate plays and sings some african traditional kora songs and explains some foundamental things about the kora harp.

In this PART 1 we play ALLAH LAKE song with two kora.

I want to share with you this kora duet concert beacause is thank to my master if I started to play kora and I could share with you what I learned about this beautiful west african harp named kora. Thanks for watching!

The KORA is the harp lute of West Africa, belonging to the Mandinka ethnic group and widespread in Mali, Senegal, Gambia, New Guinea, Guinea Bissau…

Built on the base of a pumpkin sound box (“calebasse”) and with an harmonic soundboard in cow skin, three sticks cross it vertically and one horizontally.

It also has one hole for sound output and a wooden bridge that divides the strings to the right and left. The kora has 9 holes a all “like the human being”. Traditionally the kora has 21 strings and a tuning system with skin’s rings (“konso”).

Modern kora today have a tuning mechanism in metal keys (like those of a guitar) even with chromatic changes or can be amplified. Traditionally the kora is a modal instrument: it is played and tuned on one scale or tonal mode at time.

For at least 700 years the African kora has been the traditional instrument of the Jali (“blood”), or Djeli or Griot: the African singers who hand down the songs and techniques to play the kora from generation to generation, from father to son, from kora masters to disciples.

Until recently, kora was taught only within the family circle. The traditional songs and classical kora rhythms tell of the great African kings and heroes, or they are mythological stories of gods and correct ways of behaving. The figure of Jaly is highly respected within African society.

A Djali playing the kora also takes the name of “korafola”.

The African kora is a musical instrument in all respects. It is played with four fingers (thumbs and index fingers of both hands) and can produce a melody, a bass loop and free improvisation at the same time.

Improvisation is a fundamental element in African music: given a particular song and melody or a specific rhythmic cycle (“kumbengo”), the rest of the musical performance is an improvisation left to the artist’s inspiration.

With kora it’s possible to perform complex musical virtuosities or simple accompanying music. The kora can play with any other classical instrument, western or belonging to other musical traditions of the world.

In this free video course to learn how to play the kora, we will see every aspect of the instrument, from songs for beginners to techniques for the more experienced.

Everyone can learn how to play the kora with this easy kora lessons course, step by step more complex in this professional kora course of training.

Traditional method of teaching and learning african music joined with the european approach to notation e musical thought.

All you ever wanted to know about the African harp in these free kora lessons by Andrea Candeloro (AndC).

Thank you and subscribe to my channel “Earth Musical Heart” if you like and want to support my world musical project!

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Happy 2019 with kora!

Just few kora notes to wish you a good 2019 kora year!

The KORA is the harp lute of West Africa, belonging to the Mandinka ethnic group and widespread in Mali, Senegal, Gambia, New Guinea, Guinea Bissau…

Built on the base of a pumpkin sound box (“calebasse”) and with an harmonic soundboard in cow skin, three sticks cross it vertically and one horizontally. It also has one hole for sound output and a wooden bridge that divides the strings to the right and left.

The kora has 9 holes a all “like the human being”.

Traditionally the kora has 21 strings and a tuning system with skin’s rings (“konso”).

Modern kora today have a tuning mechanism in metal keys (like those of a guitar) even with chromatic changes or can be amplified.

Traditionally the kora is a modal instrument: it is played and tuned on one scale or tonal mode at time.

For at least 700 years the African kora has been the traditional instrument of the Jali (“blood”), or Djeli or Griot: the African singers who hand down the songs and techniques to play the kora from generation to generation, from father to son, from kora masters to disciples. Until recently, kora was taught only within the family circle.

The traditional songs and classical kora rhythms tell of the great African kings and heroes, or they are mythological stories of gods and correct ways of behaving.

The figure of Jaly is highly respected within African society.

A Djali playing the kora also takes the name of “korafola”.

The African kora is a musical instrument in all respects. It is played with four fingers (thumbs and index fingers of both hands) and can produce a melody, a bass loop and free improvisation at the same time.

Improvisation is a fundamental element in African music: given a particular song and melody or a specific rhythmic cycle (“kumbengo”), the rest of the musical performance is an improvisation left to the artist’s inspiration.

With kora it’s possible to perform complex musical virtuosities or simple accompanying music. The kora can play with any other classical instrument, western or belonging to other musical traditions of the world.

In this free video course to learn how to play the kora, we will see every aspect of the instrument, from songs for beginners to techniques for the more experienced.

Everyone can learn how to play the kora with this easy kora lessons course, step by step more complex in this professional kora course of training.

Traditional method of teaching and learning african music joined with the european approach to notation e musical thought.

All you ever wanted to know about the African harp in these free kora lessons by Andrea Candeloro (AndC).

Thank you and subscribe to my channel “Earth Musical Heart” if you like and want to support my world musical project!

Continue reading...