Musician Sean Gaskell holding a West African Kora.

Music feeds the soul and knowledge feeds the mind.  Satisfy both mind and soul at your library this summer!  We will be hosting talented musician Sean Gaskell at our Bedford Central, Forest, and Moneta/SML Libraries in June.  Come listen to music played on an ancient 21-stringed West African harp called a Kora.  Gaskell will play traditional songs as well as some of his own personal compositions on this unusual, melodic instrument.  He will also talk about the culture, history, and creation of the Kora.  The Kora is native to the Mande peoples who live within the countries of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau.  Journey with Gaskell to these exotic countries as he plays music and talks about the people and places traditionally associated with this African harp.  Music takes you everywhere!
The musical performances and cultural programs will take place on the following schedule:

Tuesday, June 19th at 6:00 pm at the Forest Library

Wednesday, June 20th at 6:00 pm at the Bedford Central Library

Thursday, June 21st at 6:00 pm at the Moneta/SML Library

Please call your library for more information: Bedford Central 540-586-8911, Forest 540-425-7002, Moneta/SML
540-425-7004.  These concerts are offered at no charge to the public because of sponsorship by the Friends of the Bedford Public Library, the Friends of the Forest Library, and the Friends of the Moneta/SML Library.
The performances are part of our 2018 “Reading Takes You Everywhere” Adult Summer Reading Program that
takes place from May 20th to July 28th.  
Ask a librarian for more information.