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Talking Strings | Cello & Kora
June 27 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Talking Strings is a duo of cellist Peter Jacobson and kora (West African harp-like instrument) player Keenan Webster.
Peter Jacobson is a cellist, producer, songwriter-singer, chamber musician, and teacher. In 2013 he won a Grammy as a member of East LA’s Chicano rock band Quetzal. Pete has recorded cello for Dr. Dre, and frequently plays in the cello section of the San Diego Symphony. His new album, “Dream Talk” is available under his moniker “Hellacello” on all major streaming platforms. Mr. Jacobson has been a soloist with Kamasi Washington and has toured the world with Rhye. Raised in Carlsbad, he resides in Los Angeles, where he records for movies, television and video games.
Keenan Webster began his music studies with Master Teachers from Africa and Cuba as a teenager in Los Angeles. Surrounded by a highly spiritual family, he has spent his life focused on studies of music, religion and history. The music traditions of Latin America, Sumatra and India also infiltrate his style. Keenan performs the 21 string kora (11 played by the left hand and 10 by the right) from West Africa. A harp-like instrument made from a large calabash cut in half and covered with cow skin with a long, hardwood neck.