“THE KORA AT THE CONFLUENCE OF CULTURES:A STUDY OF THE TRANSMISSION OF A CULTURAL OBJECT IN A CONTEMPORARY TRANSCULTURAL CONTEXT”
Arnel has been awarded his doctorate from the university of Luxembourg.A huge well done to him form all the HTC congregation.
His thesis was double research focusing both on the transmission of the kora and on studying and realizing this transmission. The kora is a musical instrument of West African origin. Now played by several individuals who do not necessarily come from its native background – it has been transmitted from the endogenous cultural circle to other exogenous circles. As a result of Armel’s research, he has introduced a safeguarding model inspired by the Unesco convention and focusing on Cultural heritage transmission.
Armel’s message – My pastoral work in Church, which implies a christian heritage transmission to young people shaped implicitly this approach. I am thankful to Holy Trinity Church which supports me in many ways.