Ran­dom Acts

Pasatiempo - - NEWS - — Paul Wei­de­man

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.

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