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Tata Dindin

The 21-stringed kora continues to be transformed right into a contemporary vehicle of expression by Gambia-born Tata Dindin (born Ebraima Jobarteh). The oldest kid of important kora participant Malamini Jobarteh, as well as the sibling of contemporary kora participant Pa Bobo, Dindin provides continued to construct on his family’s legacy. While a lot of his repertoire includes traditional music, Dindin has taken a fresh eyesight to his music. Motivated by the present day Yenyengo method of the kora, he performs with an amplified kora that he constructed himself within an eight-piece, electrical music group, Salam. His stage present, which features him playing the kora along with his tooth and behind his back again, has resulted in him getting dubbed “the Jimi Hendrix from the kora.” Explaining a functionality by Dindin, the Journal Franfurt composed that “a microcosm of African customs is woven in the loom of marvelous rhythms and meditative playing.” A indigenous of Brikama, Gambia, Dindin discovered to try out the kora from his dad, who bought him his initial device when he was six yrs . old. He also analyzed with kora expert Alhaji Bai Konte, who resided next door along with his sons, Dembo and Bakaba. Dindin became a member of with German pianist Hans Ludemann for any Goethe Institute-sponsored tour of Africa in 1999.

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