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  • hip-deep November 3, 2016

    Hip Deep in Mali: Growing Into Music in 21st Century Bamako

    This program presents a musical portrait of Bamako in the wake of crisis. In 2012-13, Islamists occupied the north and a coup d’etat threatened a recent history of functioning democracy. With borders restored and a new elected government in place, … Read more »

  • 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 »

  • feature May 19, 2016

    Gregory Mann: On Malian History and Politics

    Gregory Mann is professor of history at Colombia University, specializing in the history of francophone West Africa. He has lived extensively in Mali and knows the country well. He is most recently author of From Empire to NGOs in the … Read more »

  • feature May 19, 2016

    Lucy Durán: On Griots, Faith and the Future in Mali

    Ethnomusicologist, record producer and radio presenter Lucy Durán is a legend of West African music. She began researching in Gambia some 40 years ago, and soon became a major journalistic and scholarly voice on Mande music, especially in Mali, and … Read more »

  • feature February 23, 2016

    Afropop Returns to Mali: Part Two

    Our first report left off as the first annual Festival Acoustik de Mali was wrapping up in Bamako, and we (Sean Barlow and Banning Eyre) were bidding farewell to the fellow journalists and artists who took part in that historic … Read more »

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