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Fode Lassana Diabate

Lucy Duran presents a session with Mali's most gifted balafon player and Afrocubism band member Fode Lassana Diabaté.

Born in Guinea into a family of virtuoso balafon players, Lassana Diabaté moved as a young man to Bamako in the early 1990s. He plays the 22-key xylophone of the Mandé griots, and has appeared on albums by Salif Keita, Bassekou Kouyate, and Kasse Mady Diabaté, among others, and has been a long-standing member of Toumani Diabaté's Symmetric Orchestra.

Lucy is also joined by writers Sue Steward and John L Walters to discuss new World Music releases and look at what's on offer at this summer's festivals.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 28 May 2011 15:00
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