Boubacar Traoré

Born 1942.
Boubacar Traoré


Boubacar Traoré (born 1942 in Kayes, Mali) is a renowned singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Traoré also goes by the nickname Kar Kar, "the one who dribbles too much" in Bambara, a reference to his soccer playing: "a nickname I got from playing soccer when I was young. People would yell 'Kari, Kari' - dribble, dribble - the name stuck with me".

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of The Best of Boubacar Traoré: The Bluesman From Mali

    The Best of Boubacar Traoré: The Bluesman From Mali 2003

    Reviewed by John Armstrong
    Compilation from Malian blues legend (selected by the man himself).
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