Amadou Fall of Senegal leads a “Kora Summit” at the Railyard Performance Center; Latif Bolat plays mystical Turkish music at Gig Performance Space; the chamber ensemble enhakē plays Christ Lutheran Church; and singer Hillary Smith takes on jazz and blues standards at Museum Hill Café
Out of Africa: Musician Amadou Fall
You can get a heady dose of Africa at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, when Amadou Fall of Senegal leads a “Kora Summit” at the Railyard Performance Center (1611 Paseo de Peralta). Fall learned his first songs on the kora — a 21-stringed West African lute made of wood, gourd, cow skin, and fishing line — during childhood visits to a house of griots (storytellers). He fell in love with the instrument and set about teaching himself to master it. Over the past 20 years, he has performed in more than a dozen African and European countries as well as in the United States; he lives in California. Joining Fall are Mark Dudrow, cello, and Andy Skellenger on tabla, cajon, and kora. Come an hour early for a screening of the 2015 documentary The Voice Of The Kora. Admission is $15. Call 505-982-8309 for more information.