Sean Gaskell to play the West African Kora at Brooks Libary

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Sean Gaskell will give a Friends of the Library fundraising concert on the Kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa, in the Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro, on Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m. The performance will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the Kora's musical repertoire in addition to some of Gaskell's personal compositions.

The Kora is native to the Mande peoples who live within the countries of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau. The music is traditionally played by oral and musical historians known as Griots.

Tickets are $10 or $8 for members of the Friends of the Brooks Memorial Library. They are available at the Brooks Library Front Desk, at the door or on-line at friendsofbrookslibraryvt.org.

Proceeds from this Friends of the Library concert will go to support the Library's programs, and services. For further information call 802-254-5290.


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