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West Africa Roundup, Part 1: Mali

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These three albums are all by Malian artists, but the differences among them could not be more extreme. The first two share elements of West African blues, but Amadou & Mariam extract that essence and meld it with a variety of international styles, often electric, to create a wide-reaching fusion. Boubacar Traoré has always been a ...