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Malinke music from Guinea

fri 26 sep 2014
Theme: World Music

A chance to listen to rare recordings of Malinke music from Guinea on Friday 26 September from 21:00 to 22:00 CET. The recordings were made in the seventies and appeared on the Vogue label.

The Malinke live in West-Africa in an enormous area that includes north east Guinea and south west Mali.

 

The Malinke culture was at its height around 1350, the time when Arab travellers first wrote about their musical instruments. The Malinke include families of professional musicians called griots, The Diabaté and Kuyaté are prominent griots or djeli.

 

In the programme you can hear recordings from the LP Musique Malinké Guinée, Vogue LDM 30 113 and the LP Musique d'Afrique Occidentale, Vogue LDM 30116.

 

For more information go to our programme guide