Korason at St Mary's - Hay on wye
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Korason Tour of churches and chapels of Wales
This concert is a communion between musicians and listeners in ancient and sacred spaces that
have been devoted to peace, mediation and harmony for centuries; Kora and guitar music that
will inspire and beguile you in some of Wales' most beautiful places of worship.
Wales-based duo Josh Doughty (kora) and Tim Short (guitar) were introduced to each other by
world-famous Ngoni player Bassekou Kouyaté at the festival du Niger in Segou, Mali, back in
Widely recognised as one of the greatest non-African kora players, Josh was introduced to the
kora at the age of a young age when he was mentored by revered Malian kora maestro Toumani
Diabaté who continues to take a keen role in his development. Josh is in demand for his teaching
skills, and also played on Sampha's 2017 Mecury award-winning album "Process". Multi-
instrumentalist Tim has toured and recorded for over 30 years, playing with The Waterboys, Afro
Cluster, and Joe Driscoll and Seckou.
Through their music, they pay their respects to the great Mandinka traditions of West Africa
alongside new compositions of their own and have appeared at a number of UK festivals
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