Afel Bocoum (born 1955) is a musician from Mali, noted as a singer and guitarist. He began his career as a member of Ali Farka Toure's group ASCO, and Toure is often regarded as his mentor. Both men come from the town of Niafunke on the River Niger, and are members of the Sonrai people. Bocoum is an agricultural advisor by profession. ...more on Wikipedia about "Afel Bocoum"
Ali Farka Touré (born 1939 in Niafunké, Mali) is an African blues singer and guitarist, known throughout the continent as one of its most famous performers. As the first African bluesman to achieve widespread popularity on his home continent, Touré is often known as "the African John Lee Hooker". Musically, the many superpositions of guitars and rhythms in his music are more reminiscent of R.L. Burnside hypnotic blues style. Touré usually sings in one of several African languages, as on his breakthrough album, Ali Farka Touré, which established his reputation in the world music community. 1994's Talking Timbuktu, a collaboration with Ry Cooder, sold promisingly well in western markets, but was followed by a hiatus from releases in America and Europe. He reappeared in 1999 with Niafunké, a more traditional album focusing on African rhythms and beats. Touré is noted as the mentor to popular Malian musician Afel Bocoum. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ali Farka Touré"
Boubacar Traoré (born 1942 in Kayes, Mali) is a renowned singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ...more on Wikipedia about "Boubacar Traoré"
Fanta Damba (born in 1938 in Segou) is a Malian jalimusolu known to her fans as La Grand Vedette Malienne. She has been singing as a child, growing up in a musician family. She began recording in her early twenties with Radio Mali. In 1975, she became the first jalimosolu to tour Europe solo. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fanta Damba"
Fanta Sacko is a Malian musician, whose debut, self-titled LP launched the bajourou music genre. She has helped establish a female singing tradition in Mali, which makes that country unique in West Africa, where female popular musicians are not generally approved of. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fanta Sacko"
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Kandia Kouyaté is a Malian jelimuso (singer, a female griot); she has earned the prestigious title of ngara, and is sometimes appellated La Dangereuse. She is from the town of Kita in western Mali. The town is known for love songs, which is the largest part of Kouyaté's repertoire. She also sings praise songs. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kandia Kouyaté"
Ko Kan Ko Sata is a musician from southern Mali. She plays the kamelen n'goni, a traditional eight-stringed lute, and is said to be the only woman who plays this instrument. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ko Kan Ko Sata"
Lobi Traoré is a Malian musician. He was born in 1961 in the village of Bakaridianna, on the Niger River close to Ségou. His singing has been described in The Economist as "flat, strangely penetrating tone, somewhere between rap and blues". ...more on Wikipedia about "Lobi Traoré"
Mory Kanté (born February 24, 1950 in Kissidougou, Guinea) is an acclaimed vocalist and player of the kora harp. He was born into one of Guinea's best known families of griot (hereditary) musicians. After being brought in the Mandinka griot tradition in Guinea, he was sent to Mali at the age of seven years – where he learned to play the kora, as well as important voice traditions, some of which are necessary to become a griot. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mory Kanté"
Oumou Sangare (born 1968 in Bamako) is a Malian wassoulou musician, sometime referred to as "The Songbird of Wassoulou." Wassoulou is descended from traditional hunting songs, and is accompanied by a calabash. Many of Sangare's songs concern love and marriage, especially freedom of choice in marriage. Her 1989 Moussoulou album was an unprecedented West African hit. In 1995, she toured with Baaba Maal, Femi Kuti and Boukman Eksperyans. Other albums include Ko Sira (1993), Worotan (1996), and a 2-CD compilation Oumou (2004), all released on Nonesuch Records. ...more on Wikipedia about "Oumou Sangaré"
Salif Keita (born August 25, 1949) is an internationally recognized Afro-Pop singer and song writer from Mali. He is unique not only because of his reputation as the Golden Voice of Africa, but because he is an albino and a direct descendant of the founder of the Mali Empire, Sundiata Keita. ...more on Wikipedia about "Salif Keita"
Sara M'Bodji (born c. 1955) is a female musician from Mali, West Africa. She plays kora and sings traditional and contemporary lyrics. According to her own statement she was one of the first women to be allowed into the professional group of the Griots which has otherwise been strictly reserved to men. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sara M'Bodji"
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Toumani Diabaté (born August 10 1965) is a Malian kora player who has gained international acclaim for his music. He is considered by many to be the world's finest kora player. He is a versatile performer, being equally at home with the traditional music of Mali as well as with cross-cultural collaborations with flamenco, blues, jazz, and other international styles. He comes from a long family tradition of kora players including his father, Sidiki Diabaté, who recorded the first ever kora album in 1970. ...more on Wikipedia about "Toumani Diabaté"
Yaya Diallo (b. Fienso, French Sudan (now Mali), 1946) is a Malian drummer. He was born to a nomadic Peul father and a Minianka mother and specializes in the goblet-shaped hand drum called djembe. ...more on Wikipedia about "Yaya Diallo"
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