#3517: New Music from Mali

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This New Sounds program presents music from Mali, but focuses on recordings from 2012 (mostly), the year when the country was split by civil war & the Islamist takeover of the north; and the subsequent intervention by the French army and neighboring countries.  Despite this period of violence, and the ban on music due to strict interpretation of Sharia law in the northern part of the country, there has been a whole bunch of incredible music, both imbued with defiance, and straight pleas for peace, making its way out of Mali. Hear new music from Rokia Traoré, who temporarily relocated to Paris for the safety of her young son during the Malian conflict.  Also, listen to a prayer for peace from guitarist /singer/songwriter Sidi Touré.

Then hear the duo Amadou & Mariam together with members of TV on the Radio.  It’s one of a few Malian-Brooklyn collaborations, including music from the “Nightingale of North Mali,” Khaira Arby, together with the Brooklyn group Sway Machinery.  Also, hear a gripping and impressive record from Tamikrest, "Chatma," meaning "sisters," which is an homage to the courage of the Tuareg women.  Their music, while rooted in desert blues, is also injected with psychedelia, funk, dub, and art-rock.  Plus, listen to stunning blues from the Niger River Delta, from virtuoso guitarist Mamadou Kelly, who worked with the late Ali Farka Touré. And more.

PROGRAM #3517– Music from Mali, mostly 2012 (First aired on 10/2/2013)             

ARTIST: Amadou & Mariam (with Tunde Adebimpe + Kyp Malone)
WORK: Wily Kataso, excerpt  [1:10]
RECORDING: Folila
SOURCE: Nonesuch 530403
INFO: nonesuch.com

ARTIST: Mamadou Kelly and Bankaina
WORK: Sehenon Men [3:56]
RECORDING: Adibar
SOURCE: Clermont CLE007
INFO: forcedexposure.com OR clermontmusic.com

ARTIST: Tartit with Imharhan
WORK: Dima Dima [3:57]
RECORDING: Live from the Sahara
SOURCE: Clermont CLE006
INFO: forcedexposure.com

ARTIST: Tamikrest
WORK: Toumast Anlet [5:12]
RECORDING: Chatma
SOURCE: Glitterbeat 007
INFO: glitterbeat.com OR  tamikrest.net

ARTIST: Amadou & Mariam (with Tunde Adebimpe + Kyp Malone)
WORK: Wily Kataso [4:24]
RECORDING: Folila
SOURCE: Nonesuch 530403
INFO: nonesuch.com

ARTIST: The Sway Machinery & Khaira Arby
WORK: Serigou [4:33]
RECORDING: The House of Friendly Ghosts
SOURCE: JDub Records 124
INFO: jdubrecords.org

ARTIST: Khaira Arby
WORK: Djaba [5:23]
RECORDING: Timbukto Tarab
SOURCE: Clermont CLE 005
INFO: forcedexposure.com

ARTIST: Sidi Touré
WORK: La Paix (peace) [7:39]
RECORDING: Alafia
SOURCE: Thrill Jockey Records; Thrill 347
INFO: thrilljockey.com

ARTIST: Rokia Traoré
WORK: Ka moun kè [6:26]
RECORDING: Beautiful Africa
SOURCE: Nonesuch 534863
INFO: nonesuch.com

ARTIST: Tamikrest
WORK: Timtar [4:52]
RECORDING: Chatma
SOURCE: Glitterbeat 007
INFO: glitterbeat.com OR  tamikrest.net