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Kora Band
Ensemble

Contact
Andrew Oliver


Address
Flat 2
25 Hemstal Road
London, OR, NW6 2AB
United Kingdom
Phone
+44 7804 780642

Additional Info
Year Founded
2008
Repertoire
Jazz, World Music
Size
Quintet
Instrumentation
Mixed

The Kora Band combines jazz and traditional West African music to create a unique, soul-stirring sound. Following a 2007 tour of West Africa with the State Department's Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad, pianist and composer Andrew Oliver was inspired to dive deeper into the relationship between jazz and West African music. His exploration led to the the Kora Band, featuring Kane Mathis on the 21-string kora, a traditional harp from West Africa, alongside trumpet, piano, bass, and drums.