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Khaira Arby sings a wedding

Bamako Photo Essay

Our program “Hip Deep in Mali: Growing Into Music in 21st Century Bamako” has some extensive, photo-rich features linked to it. There are two field reports from our trip to Mali in January-February 2016. And there are lengthy interviews with Hip Deep scholars Lucy Durán and Gregory Mann

Just in case that’s not enough eye candy, here are more choice shots from the fieldwork for this program. All photos by Banning Eyre, unless otherwise indicated.

Crossing the Niger River...

Crossing the Niger River…

Bamako taxi ride

Bamako taxi ride

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Preparing for the session with Adama Diarra and kids

Preparing for the session with Adama Diarra and kids

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Waly Coulibaly, age 7

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Daniel Dembele, age 12

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After the session (Sean Barlow 2016)

Gathering at Ali Farka Toure monument in Lafiabougou. In the crowd, Tony Allen, Afel Bocoum, Toumani Diabate, Cheikh Tidiane Seck, Hama Sankare, Derek Gripper...

Gathering at Ali Farka Toure monument in Lafiabougou. In the crowd, Tony Allen, Afel Bocoum, Toumani Diabate, Cheikh Tidiane Seck, Hama Sankare, Derek Gripper…

Hama Sankare, Ali Farka's longtime percussionist, and Toumani

Hama Sankare, Ali Farka’s longtime percussionist, and Toumani

Lafiabougou street

Lafiabougou street

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Derek Gripper and Afel Bocoum

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Djelimady, Solo Tounkara and Derek Gripper

Wassoulou singer Sali Sidibe

Wassoulou singer Sali Sidibe

Kasse Mady Diabate

Kasse Mady Diabate

Rapper Master Soumi

Rapper Master Soumi

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Lamine Soumano and Kokan Sata Doumbia

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Mark LeVine, Oumar Toure (Songhai Blues), Sean Barlow, Toumani Diabate, Derek Gripper, Simon Broughton, Banning Eyre

Mark LeVine, Oumar Toure (Songhai Blues), Sean Barlow, Toumani Diabate, Derek Gripper, Simon Broughton, Banning Eyre

Toumani and Sean

Toumani and Sean

Symmetric Orchestra

Symmetric Orchestra

Sidiki Diabate greets Amadou and Mariam

Sidiki Diabate greets Amadou and Mariam

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Khaira Arby sings a wedding

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Hawa Kasse Mady Diabate and our invaluable field assistant Hamidou Bari

Hawa Kasse Mady Diabate and our invaluable field assistant Hamidou Bari

Blackbirds, heard in the program!

Blackbirds, heard in the program!

Fruit bat at the French Center for Malian Culture

Fruit bat at the French Center for Malian Culture

Sean and Banning by the Niger

Sean and Banning by the Niger (Christian)