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Tyler Richart and Kora Kana at the Undertown June 18th


By kenbarnettpt - Posted on 18 June 2011

Location: 
The Undertown
211 Taylor Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From the Undertown web site:

African Kora meets American Roots

Kora player and singer Tyler Richart and his band of American roots-based musicians tackle traditional music from West Africa: the music of the “Jeli”, or local songsters. A lifetime pursuit of mastery in many styles of music eventually led Richart, through Evergreen College, to The Gambia, where he lived and studied with kora and percussion masters for a spell. Richart sings the traditional

songs in the native tongue, with a finely tuned voice, and is backed by Sean Divine (harmonica), Cort Armstrong (guitar) and Kia Armstrong (bass). Each song takes the listener on a musical journey, where improvised melodies and rhythms constantly transform, building on what came before.

$3 cover.

 

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