Episode #2944

Mali Music

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Thursday, June 04, 2009

Listen to new music from the West African country of Mali, a veritable hotbed of great voices and great instrumentalists. For this New Sounds, we’ll hear both the latest from Bamako-born Oumou Sangare ("The Songbird of Wassoulou") - "Seya," and Vieux Farka Touré (son of Ali Farka Touré) - "Fondo," along with something from the kora master Toumani Diabate. Plus, Nigerian kora player and composer Tunde Jegede offers a gorgeous reading of minimalism with Malian Royal Court Music, and more.

PROGRAM # 2944 Music from Mali (First aired on Thurs. 6/04/09)





Vieux Farka Toure


Slow Jam [4:00]

Six Degrees 657036 1158-2

Oumou Sangare


Donso [6:00]

Nonesuch 519650
Due out June 9, 2009


Aman Iman – Water Is Life

Mano Dayak [5:30]

World Village #468067 ** *

Toumani Diabate’s Symmetric Orchestra

Boulevard de l'Indépendence

Mali Sadio [8:00]

Nonesuch #79953

Afel Bocoum, Damon Albarn, Toumani Diabate

Mali Music

Kela Village [3:10]

Astralwerks #41019

Issa Bagayogo


Numu [5:30]

Six Degrees #11032**

Oumou Sangare


Djigui [4:30]

See above.

Mamadou Diabate

Douga Mansa

Douga Mansa [4:30]

World Village #468082** *

Tunde Jegede


Caravans of Gold, excerpt [5:00]

Triciom Records #1001

Comments [1]

Judy Tieri from Michigan

This music is beautiful! I have friends from Africa who now live in Michigan, and I cannot wait for them to hear this!

Jun. 08 2009 08:10 PM

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