Malinke Renaissance

Program: 
Africa-O-Ye!
Air date: 
Thu, 08/14/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Neo-traditional music from the modern heart of the ancient Mali Empire
A great wealth of new music has emerged from this region of West Africa in recent decades, essentially modern in nature, but retaining the underpinnings from centuries of the griot tradition.  On this week's Africa O-Yé! we will hear from Malian artists including Oumou Sangaré, Boubacar Traoré, Toumani Diabaté & Ali Farka Touré, and Salif Keita, and  from neighboring Guinée: Ba Cissoko, Mory Kanté, Hadja Kouyaté, Bembeya Jazz National, and more...  host: Andy Hosch

 

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