Our Koras and Accessories

Take a look at our high quality koras and accessories

Kora Holidays

Holidays in France and Senegal in a beautiful environment and take the time to really sit and play the kora with a patient teacher nearby

Learn to Play the Kora

From video courses to workshops, let us help you to learn to play the kora.

About the Kora

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. There are 21 strings which were originally made from animal hide and gut but now nylon line is used.  Some koras, particularly in the Casamance area of southern Senegal and in The Gambia, have an extra bass string so the 22 string kora is common there. Some kora players do use more, but this is relatively unusual.

Our Koras