Stearns Collection Item Detail


Name of Instrument: kora

Maker / Brand:

Stearns Catalog #: 2612

Country of Origin: Conakry, Guinea

Region of Origin: Africa

Instrument Category: Chordophone

Date of Fabrication:

Location: CHO SS 1

Description: This Kora comes from Conakry, Guinea and is played by the Malinke people (an ethnic group that extends south to Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone). Leo Sarkisian is Voice of America (VOA) Broadcaster and Writer in Washington, D.C. and former Director for Ethnic Recordings, Tempo International, Hollywood, CA. In Africa, Leo is known as VOA's Music Man.

The Leo Sarkisian Collection