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Explore the wonderful sounds of the Kora

From the age of 8 Josh Doughty learnt how to play his first piece of music on the Kora, a West African 21-string, harp. His initial lessons started at his home in Wales with his father Adam Doughty. Watching and listening to the melodic instrument as a child, Josh developed a fascination for the Kora and a desire to master this unique and complex instrument.

Having a natural talent for the Kora Josh was soon noticed by the Master Kora musician, Toumani Diabate and in 2007 Josh was invited to Bamako, the capital of Mali, to study under Toumani in his home. During this time Toumani became Josh’s teacher, mentor and friend. Josh would spend hours playing Kora with Toumani, improving his skills and amercing himself in Mali culture.   Continue 

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  • noelson

    noelson barbosa

    Good afternoon, just to say hello! How are you? Great sound. Best wishes for your family.

    Good afternoon, just to say hello! How are you? Great sound. Best wishes for your family.

  • Vicky fletcher &  Julian duffield

    Vicky fletcher & Julian duffield Wood Dalling

    Josh, Thank- you so much for filling the Church with your beautiful music at our wedding

    Josh, Thank- you so much for filling the Church with your beautiful music at our wedding

  • Jane Dormen

    Jane Dormen London

    Hello Josh! I really love listening to your Album Jarabi and I can't wait for you to release new material Jane

    Hello Josh! I really love listening to your Album Jarabi and I can't wait for you to release new material

    Jane

Previous events

Aug26

Shambala

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Elderflower Fields Festival

Pippingford Park, Nutley, Uckfield

City of basel music academy workshop

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City of basel music academy (Switzerland), Basel

Josh will be running a 2 day Kora workshop at the City of basel music academy (Switzerland)

City of basel music academy workshop

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City of basel music academy, BASEL

Josh will be running a 2 day Kora workshop at the city of Basel music academy (Switzerland)

Sep14

Hurst Festival

Brighton

SHAMBALA

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Secret Country Estate, Northamptonshire

Josh will be runing workshops at this years Shamabala Festival in the Doris healing area

Boom Town

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Hampshire SO24 OHY

Josh will be running workshops at this years Boom Town festival somewhere in the healing area!

Harlequin Fayre

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Norwich

Tribe of Doris Festival

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Stanford Hall in Leicestershire

Josh will be running worlskops at this 5 day multi-cultural festival of learning

WOMAD

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Charlton Park

Josh along side the Kora Workshop will be running workshops everyday at Womad Festival