It’s a long way from Empire to Africa. Metaphorically speaking, it’s also a long way from clarinet to the 21-string African harp called the kora. Sean Gaskell has taken both journeys, and he will return to the Glen Lake Community Library on Monday, May 15, where he’ll play the kora, sing and tell stories in the tradition of the griots (kora masters).

The Glen Lake Library will host a concert by Kora player Sean Gaskell on Friday, May 11, at 7 pm. The Kora is a traditional 21-string harp native to West Africa.