The Kora vs The Lute

This week you should spend some time learning the difference between the beautiful Kora (harp) instrument and the African lute(s). The latter is a predecessor to the guitar. After you become familiar with the differences, decide which instrument you want to play. Feel free to play both.

Laemouahuma Daniel Jatta plays the akonting, an African instrument that may be a precursor to the banjo.

Kora music


    1. Thank you for the kind words. We are closing out our summer session. I hope you stick around for the autumn session. I will be using this blog to form the next Boom Jungle Wood band. Featuring a few of the instruments we learned about.

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