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margaret Origins of Fingerpicking (16) RE: Origins of Fingerpicking 14 Jan 00


The West African instrument you are thinking of is called the kora. It's popular in Senegal, Mali, Gambia. Try listening to Toumani Diabate. If you want to see a diagram and description of the kora, go to www.coraconnection.com/pages/WhatisKora.html The Senegambia region , the Guinea coast, Angola, and Kingdom of Kongo were in fact the source areas for the vast majority of enslaved Africans in the Americas. Cheers, Margaret


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