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Toumani Diabate

Mary Ann Kennedy with tracks from across the globe, and a studio session with Toumani Diabaté, the Malian musician who made the kora Africa's best-known instrument.

One of Africa's most celebrated musicians comes to the World on 3 studio in this special session. Over a career of three decades, Toumani Diabaté has established the kora as a virtuoso classical instrument, giving concerts across the world both as a soloist and with his own band. He is currently touring with a four-piece band, and in this session he talks to West Africa specialist Lucy Duran, and plays melodies dating from the ancient Mandé Empire, as well as newly-composed pieces.

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Fri 30 Dec 2011 23:00

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