African Journal No 20c
Publisher: Bardic Edition
Score BDE 1019
Duration: 5 minutes, 30 seconds
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 brilliant young harpist Héloïse Carlean-Jones who wanted to include a South African piece in a recital she gave in Paris.