Press Release - October 13, 2017

Music Program featuring the West African Kora at Vineland Public Library

If you love music and enjoy learning about different cultures, Vineland Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Avenue, has the program for you! Sean Gaskell will give a performance/educational demonstration on the Kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. The program will take place on Monday, November 6 at 6:00 p.m.
Mr. Gaskell will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the Kora’s musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions. He has studied extensively under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh of Brikama, The Gambia, and Kane Mathis of Brooklyn, N.Y. He has also been featured at numerous festivals in the United States, Gambia, and Senegal.

So, if you are interested in a night of entertainment and education, be sure to visit Vineland Public Library on Monday, November 6. The program will take place in the Community Event Room, located on the first floor of the library, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of Vineland Public Library. To register, please call the library’s Adult Services Department at 856-794-4244 ext. 4243. Walk-ins are also welcome!

All areas of the library are accessible to people with disabilities. To learn more about library displays, services and programs, (856) 794-4244. Regular library hours are Monday – Thursday (9-8); Friday and Saturday (9-5); closed Sunday.