Senegalese kora meets Lithuanian kanklès in the duo of Solo Cissokho and Indrė Jurgelevičiūtė. Solo is a griot, a storyteller and praise singer devoted to transmitting his African heritage, who plays the kora, a 21-stringed West African instrument that is part harp, part lute. Indrè is both a singer and an expert player of the kanklès, a Lithuanian plucked string instrument similar to a zither. This unique pairing of traditional instruments with very similar sounds, coming from vastly different cultural landscapes, leads to spontaneous improvisations and compelling acoustic performances. “Real musical communication without any feeling of imposed fusion” reviewed fROOTS.

Solo & Indrė website

Saturday, September 17:  Lotus Saturday Evening Showcase
Sunday, September 18:  Lotus World Spirit Concert
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Presented in partnership with the IU Institute for European Studies.