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Heartstring Theory

Released 6/19/16

Solo kora, recorded live in Berkeley, California during the winter / spring of 2015.

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By Banning Eyre for

Afropop Woldwide

“I love this CD!  …super chilled and great to hear the kora being used in a totally new way - open, fresh and not bound by tradition.  Every now and then somebody comes along with the conviction to just play!”

                                                                                                                  - Derek Gripper

• Worthy of Note:

“...What is so impressive about Hughes’ work is the way he has absorbed so much of the stylistic language of Mande kora music, and yet freed himself to compose within the idiom… it is confident, original, and above all, highly musical.”

                                                                                        - Banning Eyre, Afropop Worldwide  


My last CD was featured on the Afropop Worldwide website and reviewed by

Banning Eyre.

New CD!

Music for Dance Released 10/12/17

All music was improvised, played solo and recorded live while playing for Contact Improvisation Jams.  

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