2013-02-08 Mali Music + Aja Salvatore interview

Brothers in Bamako, MaliMusic from a nation in turmoil. A hijacked rebellion now finds the rebels turning against their former Islamist allies as the latter try to ban music, culture, tolerance, fun, and other things that have always made Mali, Mali. For clearer and more detailed explanations of the conflict, see this.

This show celebrates the music of Malian musicians, particularly those from the North, currently the location of much of the strife. Musicians are among those calling for an end to the violence, as in the video “Voices United for Mali” spearheaded by Fatoumata Diawara. And we talked about the conditions in Mali with Aja Salvatore of Kanaga System Krush Records, who recently spent some time in the west African nation and is making a documentary on Malian musicians.

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Hour 1
Lobi Traore
“Jama” from Bwati Kono

Moussa Diallo “Farako (The Man Who Did Not Want to Share)” from Chiwara

Cheick Tidiane Seck “Mali Den (People)” from Guerrier

Oumou Sangare “Senkele Te Sira” from Seya

Tartit “Holiyane Holiyana” from Ichichila

Fatoumata Diawara “Clandestin” from Fatou

Habib Koité & Eric Bibb “Send Us Brighter Days” from Brothers In Bamako

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba “Jamana Be Diya” from I Speak Fula

Soku Fola “Fantan” from Zoumana Tereta

Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté “RUBY” from Ali & Toumani

Bassekou Kouyate “Poye” from Live From Festival au Desert 2012

Hour 2
Habib Koite
“Sirata” from Mali To Memphis

Mah Damba “Dombali” from Mali: The Voice of the Mande

Tamikrest “Aratane ” from Adagh

Adama Coulibaly “Nene Ma Si” from N’Goni Fola

Interview with Aja Salvatore of Kanaga System Krush Records

Zani Diabate “Kanunyogo” from Kabako Zani

Rokia Traoré “Nienafing” from Bowmboi

Alkibar Gignor “Gotofou” from La Paix

Djelimady Tounkara “Kanougnogon” from Solon Kôno

Ali Farka Touré “Allah Uya” from Rough Guide to the Music of Mali & Guinea

 

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