Learn about the kora, a west African instrument Tuesday October 31 at noon

30 October 2023

The kora is a stringed instrument used extensively in West Africa. A kora typically has 21 strings, which are played by plucking with the fingers. It combines features of the lute and harp.

On Tuesday, October 31 at noon, join kora artist Sophie Lukacs for an intimate musical event in Kracum Performance Hall.  Hailing from Montreal by way of Budapest, Sophie Lukacs is a kora player, singer-songwriter, and one of the only women in the world to play the 21-string Mandingue instrument. She has forged a distinct style, drawing inspiration from her training in classical violin, seven years of study in Mali with kora virtuoso Toumani Diabaté, and her roots in Hungarian folk music. Sophie’s music is rooted in love, empathy, and vulnerability, creating an intimate connection with listeners. Her debut album was released in spring 2023, and features the legendary Habib Koité.

This event is free and open to all.