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Sunday 15 August 2010


As a suitably mellow treat for Sunday evening, here is the latest in the line of West African female singers I have been getting into over the last twelve months or so. Following the likes of Mariem Hassan from the Western Sahara and Nahawa Doumbia from Cote d'Ivoire, here is Mali's very own Bako Dagnon.

Bako has been a stalwart of the Malian music scene for many years, but did not come to the attention of an international audience until her album "Titati" was released in 2007. Here are a couple of tracks from that album.

"Donsoke" - Bako Dagnon (with Kerfala Kante)

"Telemba" - Bako Dagnon

And here she is live.

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