Cora Connection
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Cora Connection

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Ancestral Voices CD 1990
Distant Strings 1988 cassette
Jato 1986 Cassette



For over two decades David Gilden has been performing music on the
majestic twenty-one string, kora, a harp-lute from West Africa. After
graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston 1980, Gilden embarked
on his kora studies and has traveled to extensively throughout
West Africa.

Dave lived in New York City in the late 80s, During this period he
performed with bansuri bamboo flutist Steve Gorn, collaborated with poet
Ira Cohen and recorded with musician Gabrielle Roth. Dave tracked and
mixed at Manhattan's legendary Sorcerer Sound and RPM studios to
complete his 1990 Ancestral Voices CD release. Dave's music has been
featured on syndicated radio programs, Hearts of Space, Musical
Starstreams, Echoes, Totally Wired, and WNYC-FM's New Sounds.