Within this site you will find a huge amount of information about the kora, it’s history and place in the modern world, it’s construction, about our own koras and much more. We hope you find it useful!
The kora is made from a large gourd known as a calabash. It is cut in half, emptied and dried and covered with animal skin. In West Africa this is generally cowskin, though historically it would have been bushbuck. WeRead more