The Music of the Kora

Thursday, May 4, 2023
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
By Invitation

In-Person Event

Join ethnomusicologist and multi-instrumentalist Althea Wair SullyCole for an in-depth lecture and demonstration on the West African kora. Wair SullyCole has trained on the kora for more than ten years, including three years spent in Dakar, Senegal. She has also conducted research as a Sylvan C. and Pam Coleman Memorial Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum’s collection of musical instruments, focusing on the kora. She joins us live for a presentation of her research and also performances on the MFA’s Malian kora.

Co-organized by Curators Circles: Art of Africa and Oceania and Musical Instruments.

This program is scheduled to be an in-person event, however details may be subject to change.


Exclusively for members of Curators Circles: Art of Africa and Oceania and Musical Instruments