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Queens of the Mali music scene

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Sound Travels was an all African affair today and featuring in particular a pair of tunes from some Malian divas. I say divas in the turest sense, far removed from the implications diva-status has here. I'm talking about master-craft level talent and the poised and regal method of their art. In particular, I played some beutiful music from a pair of ladies whose music I enjoy a lot; Fatouma Diawara and the grand dame of Malian music Oumou Sangare. One young, the other more experienced, but both excellent.

Fatouma Diawara is the current darling and made her global debut with this tune...

And Oumou Sangare, who paved the way for her, and is famous for many of her excellent songs, made today's 11am hour with this tune...