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Sunday, January 19, 2014

A Performance by the African Classical Music Ensemble Mineon Ba

African Musical Instruments 

African Classical Music Ensemble

Riti- The Riti (goje, gonjey, njarka, or n'ko just to name a few) is a one or two-stringed fiddles from West Africa.



Kora- doesn't fit into any one category of musical instruments. It is a harp built from a large calabash cut in half and covered with cow skin. 

A performance by the African Classical Music Ensemble of Mineon Ba, featuring the extraordinary Riti virtuoso, Juldeh Camara, Kora maestro, Tunde Jegede and the gifted, young guitarist and vocalist, Maya Jobarteh. This is a section taken from a film on the African Classical Music Ensemble by the film-maker and visual artist, Sunara Begum and is available from Xiom Films.

African Classical Music Ensemble

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