Episode #2348

Mali Music

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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Mali is a country of contrasts, and music there is no exception. We’ll hear the nomadic Tinariwen of North Mali; the bluesy voice of Oumou Sangare, from the Wassoulou tradition of the south; and the voice of the great Salif Keita, heir to a line of Malian kings and one of the great singers in the Manding tradition. Also, Morey Kante, Habib Koite, and legendary blues guitarist Ali Farka Toure.

PROGRAM #2348, Music From Mali (First aired 11/23/04)





Various Artists: Toumani Diabate & Ballake Sissoko

Mali Lolo! Stars of Mali

Cheikna Demba, excerpt [1:30]

Smithsonian Folkways #40508*

Ali Farka Toure

The Source

Roucky [7:30]

Hannibal #1375 ***

Habib Koite


Tere [6:00]

Putumayo #192***

Salif Keita


Moussolou [5:00]

Decca #440 016 906 ***

Mory Kante


Desole [5:00]

Riverboat #TUGCD – 1034***

Oumou Sangare


Teibaw [5:30]

Nonesuch #79470 ***



Amidinin [3:00]

World Village #468026***

Susan McKeown (w/Tartit Ensemble)

Sweet Liberty

Oro Mhile Gra [4:30]

World Village #468029***



Assoul [3:00]

See above.

*, ** Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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