BE Listening Party: Morikeba and Patrick

May 11, 2019 7 :30 pm – 10 pm

The Body Electric Yoga Company


Date: Saturday, May 11 Time: Doors at 7:30, Show at 8pm Cost: $10 Join us for an exciting installment of The BE's Barefoot Concert Series. Tonight we'll enjoy an exotic mix of Kora Music from West Africa with musicians Morikeba Kouyate and Patrick Klemawesch. Kick off your shoes and cozy up on the floor with a blanket and pillow to enjoy the show in our large studio space. Cash donation libations served in the lobby or you can BYOB. Morikeba and Patrick play the kora, a 21-string harp that originated in the Mandinka culture of West Africa around the 16th century. The kora is the quintessential instrument of the jali (griots), the caste of storytellers, musicians and oral historians. The form and function of the kora allow for strong rhythmic elements to be overlaid with polyrhythmic tonal structures. Instrumental kora music was traditionally played for Mandinka royalty as a meditative form of relaxation, concentration and inspiration. Advance registration is appreciated but not required. Bring anything that makes you happy and comfortable!

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