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Episode #2400

Music from West Africa

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Monday, May 01, 2006

There’s music from West Africa on this edition of New Sounds. Listen to tunes from a new retrospective release by the veteran Malian singer-songwriter-guitarist Boubacar Traore. The selections for the CD, "The Bluesman from Mali," were hand-picked by Traore himself. Plus, hear the latest record from the legendary balafon master Keletigui Diabate, S"andiya." It's a gorgeous collection of music for mallets, solo and accompanied by kora, guitar, flutes and percussion, which features guest artists Habib Koite, Toumani Diabate, among others. And there’s much more.

PROGRAM #2400, Acoustic Music from West Africa (First aired on April 14, 2005)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Bill Frisell

The Intercontinentals

Boubacar [1:00]

Nonesuch #79661**
www.nonesuch.com*

Boubacar Traore

The Bluesman From Mali

Bebe Bo Nadero [4:30]
Mali Twist [7:00]

Wrasse #082
www.wrasserecords.com*

Afel Bocoum

Alkibar

Jama Moro [4:00]

World Circuit/ Nonsuch #79567
www.nonesuch.com*

Lobi Traore

Mali Blue

Nama Da Yele [5:30]

World Village #468033 **
www.worldvillagemusic.com

Musa Dieng Kala

Shakawtu

Fuzti [5:30]

Shanachie #64072**
www.shanachie.com*

Youssou N’Dour

Egypt

Tijaniyya [5:30]

Nonesuch #79694 **
www.nonesuch.com *

Keletigui Diabate

Sandiya

Kamadia [7:00]

ContreJour #012
info@contrejour.com

Mamadou Diabate

Tunga

Tunga [5:00]

Alula #1019 **
www.alula.com*


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