Release - October 13, 2017
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.