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Toumani Diabate

Mary Ann Kennedy presents music from around the world, and a studio session with Toumani Diabate, the Malian musician who made the kora Africa's best-known instrument.

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.

2 hours

Last on

Fri 30 Dec 2011 23:00

Music Played

  • Baloji

    Congo Eza Ya Biso (Le Secours Populaire)

    • Kinshasa Succursale.
    • Crammed Discs.
    • CRAM 183.
  • Treacherous Orchestra

    Sea of Clouds

    • Origins.
    • Navgator.
    • promo.
  • Moussu T e lei jovents

    Empêche - Moi

    • Putan de cancon.
    • Le Chant du Monde.
    • 274-1877.
  • Madison Violet

    Goin' Away

    • The Good in Goodbye.
    • True North.
    • TND546.
  • La Bottine Souriante

    Pêle-Mêle

    • Appellation D'Origine Controlee.
    • Borealis Records.
    • BCD211.
  • Fidil

    Dinkie's Reel

    • fidil 3.
    • Fidil.
    • FID 002CD.
  • BBC Studio Session - Toumani Diabaté

    • Toumani Diabaté

      Kaira

      Performers: Toumani Diabate (kora)

      • London Broadcasting House.
      • 12th November 2011.
    • Toumani Diabaté

      Ruby

      Performers: Toumani Diabate (kora) Fode Kouyate (drums) Fanta Mady Kouyate (guitar) Mohamed Koita (bass)

      • London Broadcasting House.
      • 12th November 2011.
  • Jenna and Bethany Reid

    Marching

    • Escape - The Story Of Jan Baalrud And The Shetland Bus.
    • Coda Music.
    • LOFCD001.
  • Fish & Bird

    Effigy

    • Every Whisper Is A Shout Across The Void.
    • Fiddle Head.
    • FHR 005.
  • Ruth Moody

    Within Without You

    • The Garden.
    • Red House Records.
    • RHR CD-230.
  • Pharis & Jason Romero

    My Flowers, My Companions, and Me

    • A Passing Glimpse.
    • Lula Records.
    • LULA1102.
  • Vijana Jazz Band

    Ujirani Mwema (Having Good Neighbours)

    • The Koka Koka Sex Battalion.
    • Sterns Music.
    • STCD3053.
  • Samba Mapangala & Orchestra Virunga

    Les Gorilles Des Montagnes

    • Maisha ni Matamu.
    • Virunga Records.
    • VR003.
  • BBC Studio Session - Toumani Diabaté

    • Toumani Diabaté

      Soumbou Ya Ya!

      Performers: Toumani Diabaté (kora) Fode Kouyate (drums) Fanta Mady Kouyate (guitar) Mohamed Koita (bass)

      • London Broadcasting House.
      • 12th November 2011.
    • Toumani Diabaté

      Cantelowes

      Performers: Toumani Diabaté (kora) Fode Kouyate (drums) Fanta Mady Kouyate (guitar) Mohamed Koita (bass)

      • London Broadcasting House.
      • 12th November 2011.
  • Emily Portman

    Moon Shines Bright

    • Hinge of the Year.
    • Furrow Records.
    • N/A.
  • Treacherous Orchestra

    Sea Of Clouds

    • Origins.
    • Navgator.
    • Promo.
  • George Telek

    Abebe

    • Wantok Vol. 1.
    • Wantok Music.
    • W0007.
  • Pacific Curls

    Big River / Te Pupu

    • New Zealand Aotearoa 2011.
    • Arts Council New Zealand Toi Aotearoa.
    • Sampler.
  • Harald Haugaard

    Tokyo Thoughts

    • Den Femte Soster.
    • Pile House Records.
    • PHR0511.
  • BBC Location Recording

    • Les Chauffeurs à Pied

      Barn Dance music

      Performers: Les Chauffeurs a Pieds, Norman Legault (dance caller)

      • Chants de Vielles Festival.
      • 2011.

Broadcast

  • Fri 30 Dec 2011 23:00

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