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A rare picture of Alhaji Bai Konte performing at the 1973 Newport Jazz Festival (Central Park, New York City).

Sound Bytes:
The Mandinka Kora


Here are two examples of what the kora sounds like as played by Alhaji Bai Konte

These Sound Bytes are from the Bai Konte compact disk: "Kora Melodies from the Republic of the Gambia,
West Africa

 
Sound Bytes courtesy & copyright © Rounder Records
 
Photograph of Bai Konte courtesy & copyright ©
Marc Pevar, all rights reserved.

  Bai Konte performing at the 1973 Newport Jazz Festival
 
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