Tuesday, February 14, 2006
The Kora, a Stringed Instrument from Senegal
Looking at our SWAN catalog, I find that there is a CD with Foday Musa Suso playing kora on Orion by Philip Glass, Toumani Diabate plays kora on a Ali Farka Toure CD called In the Heart of the Moon, Yakuba Sissokoh plays a kora on Rain of Blessings Vajra Chants, and Ravi plays the instrument on The African Kora Journey of the Sunwalker. I do not know any of this music, but I have placed some holds.
As slow and clunky as it is, our SWAN catalog is still an incredible tool. I remember how little we could do with old card catalogs.