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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 »

  • blog July 25, 2016

    Mylmo N’Sahel Raps the History of Mali

    “Here, everything happens in real time,” Mylmo N’Sahel notes, speaking to the open doors and uninterrupted visibility of life in his community. He is but one of many observers who have seen Mali develop and change first-hand over the past … 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 »

  • program December 3, 2014

    Stocking Stuffers 2014

    It’s an annual Afropop ritual! Georges Collinet and Banning Eyre sift through all the great new music from Africa and its diasporas released during the year, and attempt to summarize it in one hour. An impossible task, but always good … Read more »

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