DAY 148 GRAMMY CHASE: ANCIENT HARP

My mission is to learn and educate myself on various forms of music and worthwhile contributing musicians, which are mostly Grammy nominees and winners. During the process I come across some amazing talents, one of them is artist Mamadou Diabate, a master musician of the kora, a 21 string West African Harp instrument. Winner of the Best Traditional World Music Album Grammy, 2009 – Douga Mansa. His skill is incredible, as I’ve never even heard of a Kora before now, which is the ancient and probably first version of the contemporary harp of today.

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Edreys Wajed is a catalyst of inspiration and a walking enterprise of all things creative. The Buffalo native boasts a toolbox chock-full with talents and experiences ranging from a visual artist, jewelry designer and musical entertainer, to an educator and entrepreneur with notable recognitions respectfully in each. His approach in each endeavor is soundly unique, high quality and signature in presentation, having found his course as a creator early in life. As early as 14 years of age, when his mother invested in a pair of hair clippers for him, seeing as she could no longer afford to pay for his haircuts, Edreys taught himself the trade of barbering and soon began making money for himself in the basement of his childhood home. With his artistic ability he also began growing a client base and reputation for customized hats and clothes as well as logo design by hand, long before learning graphics in college. His creativity, craftsmanship and passion to inspire people are what drives his spirit of entrepreneurship. From having run his own stationery boutique and art gallery shared with his wife; touring nationally and internationally as a hip hop artist, Edreys is exceptionally diverse with his avenues of expression, including the fine craft of jewelry making, passed down from his father and master craftsman. Edreys is most recently recognized locally for his contribution as an artist on the Freedom Wall which features 28 civil rights dignitaries, 7 of which he painted with his unique style and use of line. “Creativity is my neighbor, I live by it,” says Edreys. View all posts by by Edreys

One response to “DAY 148 GRAMMY CHASE: ANCIENT HARP

  • t1x

    damn….he’s killin it!!

    u can really hear how many other styles have been influenced by that instrument, and at the time he’s incorporating a lot of styles into what he;s playing.

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