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artist: Artists Djelimady Tounkara

  • program July 21, 2016

    Bamako Sounds

    Afropop’s 2016 Hip Deep in Mali series explored fascinating stories of art and life in post-crisis Mali. On this program, we focus on music and artists. We hear new sounds from veteran guitar maestro Djelimady Tounkara, and Wassoulou music stars Nahawa … Read more »

  • botb November 24, 2015

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Bonnie Raitt–A Blueswoman in Mali

    Rereading this piece from 14 years ago, roughly the half-life of Afropop, is nostalgic in so many ways. First, there is the memory of Mali in those wonderful, hopeful days. The tragedies of recent years in this—among the most beloved … Read more »

  • feature August 27, 2015

    Cuts From the Crypt: Banning’s Picks

    The Afropop Archive, 30 years in the making, is a huge collection of vinyl, cassettes, CDs, field tapes, live performance recordings, videos in many formats, photographs, books, periodicals, posters and more. Afropop producers have meticulously collected materials all over the … Read more »

  • program August 27, 2015

    Cuts From the Crypt II: Banning’s Picks

    As work continues on the vast Afropop archive, producer Banning Eyre takes a deep dive and comes up with some gems. On the vinyl front, the focus is on South African and Zimbabwe, where the Afropop team collected a good … Read more »

  • interview June 14, 2012

    Toumani Diabate, Bassekou Kouyate, Djelimady Tounkara on Crisis in Mali

    Three legends of Mande griot music in Mali discuss the crisis that has befallen their country in 2012. Read more »

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