On Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 7 PM, the Museum of Making Music presents the Global Spotlight Concert Series featuring kora virtuoso Amadou Fall. Amadou will be joined by guitarist Ibrahima Ba during the program.
Tickets are $25; $20 for Museum Members and $18 for students.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 760-438-5996.
Kora virtoso Amadou Fall is a native to Senegal, West Africa and comes from a family of musicians. His father, Mamadou Fall, was a guitarist who played with several well-known Senegalese musicians including Baba Maal.
While he was growing up, Amadou's family lived near a city of griots (West African storytellers and keepers of tradition). He often visited the griots and was taught how to play a few songs on the kora, a 21-stringed harp-like instrument that is made from fishing line, wood, calabash (gourd) and cow skin. Amadou fell deeply in love with the instrument and went back to his city to build himself one from scratch. He started his journey of mastering the art of playing kora from the little he had learned, and the rest has been self-taught.
Amadou has been playing kora for 20 years now, and has performed with various artists such as Baba Maal, Fatou Lowbe, Ibrahim Ba, Djembe Rhythm, Irene Tassambendo and many more. He has played extensively on the African continent (Senegal, Mauritania, Congo, Burkina Faso, Mali, Togo, Benin, Ivory Coast and Nouadibou). He has also been sought out and played in other parts of the world such as France, Belgium, Italy, Hungary, England and the United States. Amadou has also participated in several recorded albums for music artists from around the globe.
Amadou Fall currently resides in California where he hopes to bring people from all walks of life together in peace with music from Africa, all through the breath-taking sounds of his kora.