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Boubacar Traor: Best Of Boubacar Traor

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To the extent that bluesmen from Mali have reached worldwide prominence, the leader of the pack is Ali Farka Touré. Partly as a result of his Ry Cooder collaboration Talking Timbuktu, he has attracted a surprisingly large audience.

But close behind is Boubacar Traoré, who was a big radio star in Mali in the '60s. A number of starts and stops in his career (related to family, money, and travel) derailed him along the way, but in 1994 ...


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