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  • May 20, 2016

    You Gotta See These Kids!

    On our program Hip Deep in Mali: Growing Into Music in 21st  Century Bamako, listeners meet three extraordinarily talented children, young griots learning music in a challenging environment. But with kids this remarkable, seeing is believing. So here are two short … Read more »

  • May 19, 2016

    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 … Read more »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • May 5, 2016

    Afropop Travels to Abidjan for the 2016 MASA Festival Video Feature

    Here are videos of some of the artists featured in our “Afropop Travels to Abidjan for the 2016 MASA Festival” program. MASA Video Review Soum Bill Bella Mondo Zeynab Doussou Bagayoko Msafiri Zawose Ray Lema Cheick Tidiane Seck Ile Aye … Read more »

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