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  • feature 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 »

  • blog 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 »

  • 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 »

  • hip-deep May 19, 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 »

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