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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.

The Good News From Zimbabwe: Healing Music of the Mbira

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michal Shapiro

Amidst all the negative things we hear about the government of Zimbabwe, it is easy to lose sight of the magnificent culture of the country. One of its jewels is the music of the mbira.

In and Out of Africa: Banning, Nora and Timbila

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michal Shapiro

About a month ago, I videotaped the band "Timbila" at their CD release party. Something happens when one observes a band through a camera. I found myself thinking that there was a story here.