Kora (2009)

for harp

African Journal No 20c

Publisher: Bardic Edition

Score BDE 1019

Duration: 5 minutes, 30 seconds

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 brilliant young harpist Héloïse Carlean-Jones who wanted to include a South African piece in a recital she gave in Paris.