Kalaban Coura

from by Will Ridenour

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1. Kalaban Coura - An original piece created to honor my friends and host-family in the district of Kalaban-Coura in Bamako, Mali. In 2010, I lived there for 4 months and spent countless hours drinking tea in the shade, visiting family compounds, and playing music. It was one of the most memorable times of my life, and I offer this piece as a way to say thank you to everyone who took me in and taught me the true meaning of hospitality. Dedicated to my host brother, Aliou Doumbia, this piece also hints at one of the earliest known traditional kora pieces, Kelefaba.


from Colors Of Flying, released June 1, 2014



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Will Ridenour Pittsboro, North Carolina

Will Ridenour is a musician from Greensboro NC, specializing in world percussion and the kora, a 21-stringed harp-lute from West Africa. Since 1999, Will has studied with master kora and percussion teachers in Mali, Senegal, Sweden, and the US and has appeared in 40 US states and 28 countries worldwide. ... more


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