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Aboubacar "Badian" Diabate: Malian Guitar Master

Michal Shapiro | Posted 12.09.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

Banning was globetrotting with countless Afropop Worldwide projects and trips, and working with his own band, Timbila. But after he returned from a music collecting trip to Egypt, he was back with a vengeance, wanting to get the project up and out.

Cheick Hamala Diabate 'Takes It Slow,' as Buzz for New Album Picks up

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"It's as if we're still in Mali," Cheick said. "I was born a griot, I will die a griot, and I hope that my work will continue the greatness of jeliw in the U.S."