Malian Kora: Small
Experience the rich tapestry of African history and storytelling with the Mandinka Kora, a remarkable instrument that has served as a conduit for passing down stories, traditions, and genealogies from one generation to the next. In African culture, the Kora holds a cherished place as a vehicle for oral historians, storytellers, and musicians to convey the essence of their heritage. Explore the captivating features of our M-M103 Mandinka Kora:
Historical Significance: The Mandinka Kora has played a pivotal role in African history, enabling griots (oral historians) to share their tales and the legacies of kings with future generations. It was not merely an instrument but a vessel of cultural preservation.
Enchanting Sound: With a sound reminiscent of a fusion between a lute and a guitar, the Kora offers the melodic essence of Africa, captivating the hearts of all who listen.
Authentic Construction: Crafted with care and authenticity, the Kora's body is fashioned from a calabash gourd, cut in half and partially covered with cow or goat skin. Its strings are ingeniously made from fishing line, ensuring a brilliant tone that can be easily sourced from local markets.
Tuning Mastery: Kora players skillfully tune the instrument by adjusting leather rings to achieve the desired tension on each string, allowing for a variety of tunings to create diverse musical expressions.
Measuring 4 inches in width and 14 inches in length, the Mandinka Kora is a testament to African heritage and the power of music to connect generations. Due to its size and shape, it may incur additional shipping costs.
Embrace the captivating melodies and cultural significance of the Mandinka Kora, and allow its enchanting tunes to transport you to the heart of Africa's vibrant history and storytelling traditions.