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Already have an account? Sign in. Both performers employ gorgeous improvisation on top of simple rhythms; their songs meander between chord and melody, creating a continuous, crystalline drone. If fresh organic sounds are an endangered species, then Kane Mathis is Greenpeace. Willamete Week Review - Casey Jarman. Kane Mathis has developed a remarkable mastery of Mande music. Whether playing solo kora or with his tight, trio of balafon, kora and djembe drum, he is a pleasure to hear.
It is not only that Mathis is comfortable and well D Train* - Somethings On Your Mind in the Mande repertoire; it's that when he plays, he swings in exactly the right way, probably the hardest thing for an outsider to grasp in this rich, West African tradition.
Kora music features improvisation, but like writing poetry in a foreign language, you have to follow the rules. Mathis manages this, with phrasing, accents, tone and riffs-even the fast ones-that feel just right.
His sound is both authentic and spontaneous, good enough to sound like an insider, but relaxed and personal enough to be far more than polished mimicry. It is rare indeed for a non-African to reach this level in any African tradition, particularly such a subtle and demanding one. A master musician on the West African Kora, Kane Mathis combines superb technical sophistication with rich cultural insight.
His graceful performances Heißen Sie? - Adolf Noise - EP 1: Wunden, S. Beine Offen outstanding examples of the music of West African Mandinka tradition.
Growing up in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Kane was exposed to music at a young age by his father, a pianist, who encouraged him to play piano as part of a well-rounded education. Kane was, at that stage, awarded by audition many great opportunities to play in youth Jazz orchestras around the region like IMEA Jazz band where he held the guitar spot in the top band.
This was around the time Kane discovered the music of Africa via interest in South Bantam Ba Kouyate - The Sahel Band Feat. Kane Mathis - The Sahel Band music.
At 16 years old, after hearing many African records from all over the continent Kane felt a strong interest in pursuing West African music and did so by incorporating the styles into his solo acoustic guitar playing. Kane Sweetness - Yes - BBC Sessions then accepted into the Lawrence University Conservatory of music for classical and jazz guitar despite below average grades in other areas of education.
Just before the first year of his conservatory education Kane procured a string West African kora harp from an American kora player, David Gilden. Kane entered the conservatory now strongly interested in Mandinka traditional music. Kane would take 4 to 6 hours of lessons a day with Malamini Jobarteh on his first three trips, causing a bit of a stir in the compound and community as people were not used to seeing Malanini devote so much time to a student.
This study resulted in diplomas and certificates of recognition from Malamini Jobarteh, The Gambian minister Bantam Ba Kouyate - The Sahel Band Feat. Kane Mathis - The Sahel Band culture, and the President of the Gambia. After making some field recordings with Members of the Jobarteh family Kane began to get regular radio play in The Gambia starting in Create a free account.
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This band has not uploaded any videos. Bio Kane Mathis — Musical Biography West African Music Study Kora — string west African harp Growing up in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Kane was exposed to music at a young age by his father, a pianist, who encouraged him to play piano as part of a well-rounded education.
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