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    New Product Spotlight! Medium Mali Kora

    [caption id="attachment_3914" align="alignnone" width="242" caption="Hand-Crafted Malian Kora"][/caption] New from Mali, these hand-crafted koras are affordable at only $7.95 each wholesale. Each is hand-made and hand-painted with unique African designs. What Make Koras Special? In African history, the Mandinka kora served as a way for historians, genealogists and storytellers to pass their stories and past onto their descendants. African kings would have a kora player to not only entertain them, but to pass down their history to the next generation. Kora players were not only musicians but oral historians, and their place was highly valued in griot families. With a sound that is similar to a lute and a guitar combined, it provides the sounds of Africa everyone can enjoy. The kora’s body is made from a calabash gourd cut in half and partially covered with cow or goat skin. The strings are made from fishing line which provides a brilliant tone and is easily obtained at the local market. The player tunes the kora by moving the leather rings to achieve the correct tension on each string. Kora players use a variety of tunings. 7" wide and 17" long. Made in Mali. To get your own medium kora, just Click Here.
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