Kora (2009)
for solo harp
African Journal No 19b
Dedicated to Héloïse Carlean-Jones and Takayo Matsumura

Publisher: Bardic Edition
Score BDE 1019
Available from
Goodmusic Publishing
Duration: 7 minutes

First performance: 19 June 2020; Matsue, Japan; Takayo Matsumura harp

Programme note
Kora is a transcription of the First Dance of French Suite for piano, which paraphrases music of the kora (West African harp-lute) and the mbira dza vadzimu (thumb piano from Zimbabwe).  I made this transcription for the young French harpist Héloïse Carlean-Jones.

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