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Photo journal: Kora maker
Traditional instrument

The kora is a traditional instrument similar to a harp or lute played across West Africa, especially among the Mandinka community.

Aliou Gassama, 28, comes from a family of reknowned kora players but he mostly concentrates on making them and is one of Senegal's most respected kora craftsmen.

He is based in the southern town of Ziguinchor.

Here, he explains the process.

listen Gassama on the kora

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