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Mamadou Diabate: Griot Classique

Read "Griot Classique" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The kora--a West African harp with twenty-one strings and a gourd resonator--is more than an instrument when placed in the hands of a master like Mamadou Diabate; it's a means for storytelling, a tool for expression, a uniting musical force, and a historical repository.

Over the course of his previous albums, Diabate has ...