The Sound of the Kora


The kora is an instrument from West Africa. It’s a bit like a harp and a bit like a banjo but has a character all its own.

Lucas Tensen plays the kora and makes them, too. He played some tunes for me and told me all about why he loves their unique sound.

This was broadcast a few weeks ago on my old show, Monday Daily on 2SER.


2 thoughts on “The Sound of the Kora

  1. That is a unique sound and a very unique look. I had not heard of a kora before, thanks for the info. Do you know of any artists/album that features the kora, I would like to see how it sounds on my home stereo.

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