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Category: Mali

Thursday, July 16th

sounds of Mali and Paris

Salif Keita (1949-), “Cono,” live, Japan, 1990

 

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Another take.

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, March 20th

How about something quiet, and delicate, and beautiful?

Ballaké Sissoko (1968-, kora), live, Paris, 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

Quick the world rushed out like waters.

—Eimear McBride (1976-), A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing

Monday, February 10th

sounds of Iran and Mali

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Kayhan Kalhor (1963-, kamancheh) and Toumani Diabaté (1965-, kora), live, Germany (Osnabrück), 2016

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, May 23rd

3n
day two

Trio Da Kali (Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté, vocals; Mamadou Kouyaté, bass ngoni, vocals; Fodé Lassana Diabaté, balafon), live (studio), Seattle, 2017

“Eh Ya Ye”

 

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“Kanimba”

 

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“Guede”

 

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“Dissa”

 

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lagniappe

reading table

the morning light is in us

—Peter Gizzi, from “Lullaby”

Wednesday, April 4th

more

Salif Keita, live, London, c. 2002

 

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lagniappe

reading table

We humans—
squirming around
among the blossoming flowers.

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

Saturday, March 31st

sounds of Mali

Salif Keita, live, London, c. 2002

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, January 26th

what’s new

Amadou & Mariam, “Bofou Safou,” “Dimanche à Bamako,” “Filaou Bessame,” live, Washington, D.C., 1/19/2018

 

Friday, July 21st

can’t wait

Monday night, Chicago—Millenium Park.

Amadou & Mariam (feat. Manu Chao), “Senegal Fast Food,” 2004

 

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lagniappe

random thoughts

The story we tell ourselves of who we are is just that—a story we tell ourselves of who we are.

Saturday, June 24th

sounds of Mali

Salif Keita, live, Germany (Stuttgart), 1995

 

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lagniappe

reading table

[C]ommunication is an undependable but sometimes marvelous thing.

—Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), letter to Randall Jarrell, December 26, 1955

Monday, June 12th

what’s new

Oumou Sangaré, “Kamelemba,” 2017

 

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