“Need more proof that music is the greatest international language? Listen to how eloquently Sean Gaskell, a young fella from the grunge and coffee mecca of Seattle, plays the 21-string West African Kora, a gourd-bottomed harp that delivers both acres of melody and gently rippling rhythms.”
Tom Surowicz – Minneapolis Star Tribune
“An amazing evening with an incredible talent! Thank you, Sean Gaskell, for sharing the contemplative sounds, history, legends and stories of the Kora! What a beautiful instrument, handled by yourself, with such respect and regard of its culture. We thank you for the experience!”
Sherie Borges- Co owner, Poor Richards Book Shoppe, Charlotte, NC
“Sean’s playing and singing are right-on when it comes to traditional Mandinka style. Very nice indeed!”
Roderic Knight- Retired professor of Ethnomusicology, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH.