Toumani Diabate

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I often listen to music of Toumani Diabate (the great kora player from Mali). For me personally it has a healing effect, it is very soothing music.

I am very intrigued by this ancient tradition of the Jali (person who plays the Kora), who is a story teller. They have a role of passing on ancient tales, passing on culture and nurture the communities. They are always present at important ceremonies (birth, wedding, funerals).

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read more about Toumani Diabate:

http://www.toumani-diabate.com/uk_bio.html

Listen to a sample:

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