Tue, 08 Sept|
Mrs Yarringtons Whatlington Village hall
We are always looking for something a bit unusual so here is an acoustic duo featuring the African Kora
Time & Location
08 Sept 2020, 19:30
Mrs Yarringtons Whatlington Village hall, Whatlington, Battle TN33 0NE, UK
About The Event
Duo Josh Doughty (kora) and Tim Short (guitar) were introduced to each other by world-famous Ngoni player Bassekou Kouyaté at the festival du Niger in Segou, Mali, back in 2007.
Widely recognised as one of the greatest non-African kora players, Josh was introduced to the kora at ta very young age and then he was mentored by revered Malian kora maestro Toumani Diabaté who continues to take a keen role in his development. Josh is in demand for his teaching skills, and also played on Sampha's 2017 Mecury award-winning album "Process". Multi-instrumentalist Tim has toured and recorded for over 30 years, playing with The Waterboys, Afro Cluster, and Joe Driscoll and Seckou.
Through their music, they pay their respects to the great Mandinka traditions of West Africa alongside beautiful new compositions of their own and have appeared at a number of UK festivals including WOMAD, Shambala, Boomtown, Kaya and Llangollen Fringe