Kora music, songs and stories with John Hughes

November 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Stone Church Arts at Immanuel Episcopal Church
20 Church St
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
Tickets in advance are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors, and $35 for reserved seats. At the door, prices are $25 general admission and $20 for seniors and $45 premium reserved.
Stone Church Arts

John Hughes

Whether playing pieces from the classical Mande Jeli repertoire or original compositions that mingle cultural influences, John Hughes’ kora playing is intimate and bold. 

Internationally renowned composer, John Hughes is a kora player, percussionist and vocalist whose style ranges from traditional West African rhythms and melodies to original music. See him perform in Bellows Falls. 

The kora is an ancient West African harp not often heard in the United States. Its resonating chamber is made from a very large gourd covered with a stretched hide soundboard. It has 22 nylon strings in two separate rows that span four octaves. Hughes builds his own koras.

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