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The Talking Strings

     The Talking Strings weave original and traditional Griot compositions with improvisation on cello and kora, a West African harp.  Our goal is to bring healing to our audiences by celebrating the universal qualities of nature within music.   

     Our musical presentations and talks cater to all ages and offer insight into the deep legacy of African history and musical tradition, as well as theory and practice of Western music and classical Indian ragas.  We have presented for universities, colleges, libraries and elementary schools, and have hosted courses on improvisation for groups of music students.

      We perform live for audiences big and small, from festivals to intimate events, and we travel easily on flights with Keenan's electric kora.

      For booking, contact Peter Jacobson :


     Keenan Webster (kora, kamile nguni, persission, flutes) is a native of Tennessee who moved to Los Angeles to study with master teachers from Africa and Cuba.  Surrounded by a highly spiritual family, he has spent his life focused on studies of music, religion and history.


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