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DJ and broadcaster Rita Ray travels to Mali to find out how the country's traditional way of life and rich musical culture have endured through a ban on music in some areas.

DJ and broadcaster Rita Ray travels to Mali in West Africa, home to a deep musical culture and ancient instruments that are the hallmark of their sound.

Mali has produced more Grammy-winning artists than any other African country, and this well of talent has drawn in artists and producers from around the world to collaborate with the local musicians.

Whilst the country has been rocked by Islamist insurgency, leading to a ban on music in some areas, Rita finds out how a traditional way of life and rich musical culture have endured.

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Tue 13 Aug 2019 02:50

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:02

    Alou Fane & Daouda Sangare

    Komagni Bela

  • 00:21

    Les Ambassadeurs

    Fatema

  • 00:24

    Boubacar Traoré

    Mariama Kaba

  • 00:25

    Super Djata Band

    Worodara

  • 00:27

    Salif Keita

    Madan

  • 00:42

    Oumou Sangaré

    Bi Furu

  • 00:54

    Ali Farka Touré

    Boyrei

  • 00:35

    Dire Straits

    Sultans Of Swing

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Rita Ray
Camera Operator Clare Tavernor
Producer Clare Tavernor
Director Clare Tavernor
Executive Producer Sam Anthony
Producer Adrienne Doyard
Editor Tim Hansen
Production Manager Rosie Holledge
Production Company Sundog Pictures Ltd

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