Definition of kora
: a 21-stringed African musical instrument resembling a lute
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Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté Saturday, April 7, 7:30pm Malian kora player Toumani Diabaté is responsible for introducing and popularizing the 21-string West African harp around the world.
In front of them, a United Nations of string instruments congregated with violas da gamba, vihuelas, a harp and a potbellied kora from Mali, alongside an oud and a violin.
Hundreds, if not thousands, of pilgrims from across the Tibetan regions of China come here to begin a two-week kora, or meditative trek, around Kawagebo Mountain.
Two female Algerian singers, a fiery gypsy violin, and a Malian kora chime in over a rhythm section that knows dub from djembe.
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Origin and Etymology of kora
First Known Use: 1799See Words from the same year
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