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Episode #3517

New Music from Mali

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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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 has 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 (who is appearing this Saturday, 10/5 at BAM Cafe).

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 new 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(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Amadou & Mariam (with Tunde Adebimpe + Kyp Malone)

Folila

Wily Kataso, excerpt  [1:10]

Nonesuch 530403
www.nonesuch.com

Mamadou Kelly and Bankaina

Adibar

Sehenon Men [3:56]

Clermont CLE007
www.forcedexposure.com
www.clermontmusic.com

Tartit with Imharhan

Live from the Sahara

Dima Dima [3:57]

Clermont CLE006
www.forcedexposure.com

Tamikrest

Chatma

Toumast Anlet [5:12]

Glitterbeat 007
www.glitterbeat.com
www.tamikrest.net

Amadou & Mariam (with Tunde Adebimpe + Kyp Malone)

Folila

Wily Kataso [4:24]

Nonesuch 530403
www.nonesuch.com

The Sway Machinery & Khaira Arby

The House of Friendly Ghosts

Serigou [4:33]

JDub Records 124
www.jdubrecords.org

Khaira Arby

Timbukto Tarab

Djaba [5:23]

Clermont CLE 005
www.forcedexposure.com

Sidi Touré

Alafia

La Paix (peace) [7:39]

Thrill Jockey Records; Thrill 347
www.thrilljockey.com

Rokia Traoré

Beautiful Africa

Ka moun kè [6:26]

Nonesuch 534863
www.nonesuch.com

Tamikrest

Chatma

Timtar [4:52]

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