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Fatoumata Diawara and some of her musical collaborators on "Voices United for Mali" at a press conference held in Bamako, Mali on Jan. 17, 2013.

Watch Watch A Supergroup From Mali Sing For Peace

January 18, 2013 – In a new song, 40 top musicians from Mali demand peace for their shattering country.

Listen African Legends, New Music From Shearwater And More

February 22, 2010 – All Songs Considered's latest episode features Fela Kuti, Toumani Diabate, Ali Farka Toure and more.


Listen Bela Fleck And Toumani Diabate: Banjo Roots

April 13, 2009 – Fleck recently visited the birthplace of the banjo: Africa. He plays with Malian kora whiz Diabate.


Listen The Best African Music Of 2008

December 29, 2008 – editor Banning Eyre chooses the continent's Top 10 albums of the year.


Read WNYC's Genre Mix: Top 10 Albums Of 2008 WNYC

December 18, 2008 – John Schaefer recommends standout music from 2008, touching on classical, pop, folk and world music. WNYC

Read Bob Boilen Picks The Year's Best Music

December 13, 2008 – We all need and want different things from music at different times, and gentility won out in 2008.

Listen Toumani Diabate Takes a Solo Turn

April 15, 2008 – A new album finds the Malian master musican alone with his kora, a 21-string West African harp.


Listen From Toumani Diabate, Ancient 'Variations'

March 12, 2008 – Fresh Air music critic reviews The Mande Variations, a CD by Toumani Diabate.


Listen Toumani Diabate Enters Solo Spotlight WNYC

February 13, 2008 – The master of the kora, an ancient West African instrument, performs unaccompanied in the studio. WNYC


Read The 'Overlooked 11' of 2006

December 20, 2006 – Tom Moon looks at this year's under-appreciated gems: the Shadow Classics of the future.

Read Will Hermes: Top Ten CDs of 2006

December 5, 2006 – Writer and reviewer Will Hermes shares his favorite albums of the past year.

Read World Cafe's Top 10 CDs of 2006

December 4, 2006 – From NPR station WXPN, host David Dye chooses his favorite albums of 2006.

Listen Diabate's Orchestra Showcases Sounds of Mali

July 24, 2006 – Musician Toumani Diabate and his orchestra have a new CD covering the varied music of Mali.


Listen Spring Look Ahead 2006

May 14, 2006 – Bob Boilen speaks with All Things Considered music reviewers Meredith Ochs and Tom Moon about th...


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