Music of an African Kingdom: ‘The Kora of Senegal’

Courtesy of Center for World Music

Amadou Fall

Friday, January 20, 2023 7:30pm to 8:45pm

Folk Crafts Museum: Balboa Park


General seating: $35. VIP seats: $50. General season pass: $90. VIP Season Pass: $140.

Performed by Amadou Fall

Senegalese master musician Amadou Faure gives an intimate solo performance of the song on the kora, a 21-string gourd harp widely used in West Africa. Amadou has developed his own repertoire of kora, consisting of traditional Senegalese music and his own compositions.

About Amadou Falls

I am from Senegal, West Africa. Amadou Fall Coming from a family of musicians. His father, Mamadou Faure, was a guitarist and performed with Baba Mar and other famous Senegalese musicians. His family was introduced to Korra by Amadou when he was ten years old. Kora is his 21-string fishing line instrument made of wood, gourd (gourd) and cow hide, commonly referred to as the African harp. While he was growing up, Amadou’s family lived near the city of Griotz (a West African storyteller and tradition keeper). He often visited the house where the Griot family lived, where he was taught how to play some songs on the kora. After falling in love with his instrument, Amadou rebuilt the kora for himself in his city.

From what he had learned, Amekora aka Amefor embarked on a new journey to master the art of playing the kora. , Djembe Rhythm, Irene Tassanbend and many other artists. Many of his concerts took place on the African continent (Senegal, Mauritania, Congo, Burkina Faso, Mali, Togo, Benin, Ivory Coast). In addition, Amadou has performed in many other parts of the world, including France, Belgium, Italy, Hungary, England, Canada, Mexico, Czech Republic, and the United States. Additionally, Amadou has participated in several recordings for international musicians.

Currently residing in Indio [Coachella Valley] California, Amadou Fall hopes to connect people from all walks of life with African music through the sound of his cola.

when | | Friday, January 20, 2023, 7:30pm – 8:45pm

Where | | International Folk Crafts Museum

Admission fee | | Tickets can be purchased here!

single ticket

Regular seat: $35
VIP seats: $50

Series Pass (3 concerts)

General season pass $90
VIP Season Pass $140

Ticket price includes admission to performances after 4:00 PM on the day of the performance and access to the Gallery Level of the Mingei Museum (valued at $14). All commons levels are free.

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