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Album Review and Sidi Toure in Session

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 02 December 2012

Lucy Duran introduces a review of new albums of world music, plus a studio session with Malian blues singer Sidi Toure.

Sidi Toure has been on the prolific Malian music scene for many years, but he is only now starting to make waves internationally. His songs are rooted in the traditional music of the Songhai people of northern Mali, and he says he was inspired by a visit to a sacred sand dune by the River Niger, which, according to legend, is a meeting place for the most powerful wizards of the world. Even before the current troubles in Mali, Sidi Toure was writing about challenges and tensions in the country. He reflects "We have to be fighters, to say when things go right, when thing go wrong, especially when they go wrong. We have to sing to find solutions. We have a role, a duty to increase public awareness. I can only sing that Mali is a multiracial country, that we have to be united and reconciled, and we must forgive each other for a strong and prosperous Mali.".

Music Played

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  • Sidi Touré in session

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      Sidi Touré Aiy Faadji

      Performers: Sidi Toure (vocals, guitar) Alass Baba (vocals, calabash) Kalil Toure (guitar, ngoni, kurbu) Abdoulaye Kone (guitar)

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    Mavrika Dervish Dance

    Mavrika, Psolista

  • Image for Aziza Brahim and Gulili Mankoo

    Aziza Brahim and Gulili Mankoo La Tierra Derrama Lagrimes

    Mabruk, Txalapart

  • Image for Fanga and Maalem Abdallah Guinéa

    Fanga and Maalem Abdallah Guinéa Kononi

    Fangnawa Experience, Strut

  • Image for Moreno Batamba

    Moreno Batamba Aoko (Danger Girl)

    Sister Pili + 2, Sterns Music

  • Sidi Touré in session

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      Sidi Touré Kalaa ay Makoiy

      Performers: Sidi Toure (vocals, guitar) Alass Baba (vocals, calabash) Kalil Toure (guitar, ngoni, kurbu) Abdoulaye Kone (guitar)

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      Sidi Touré Holly Chimay

      Performers: Sidi Toure (vocals, guitar) Alass Baba (vocals, calabash) Kalil Toure (guitar, ngoni, kurbu) Abdoulaye Kone (guitar)

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