The kora, the ‘sacred’ instrument of storytellers – BBC News Africa

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When Kadialy Kouyate came to the UK, he intended to be a student, but ended up being a teacher.

The Senegalese-born musician teaches in the only kora course run by a university in the country.

The kora is a stringed instrument widely played across West Africa.

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