Jul 19, 2012
Kora legend breaks music barriers
Malian kora master Toumani Diabate is renowned for his daring musical collaborations.
AfroCubism fulfills Buena Vista dream
Bringing a modern-day mash-up to bright life Sunday at Berklee Performance Center were a who's who of stars from Cuba and West Africa, including Buena Vista Social Club guitarist and singer Eliades Ochoa and Malian legends Djelimady Tounkara on electric guitar, Toumani Diabate on kora and Kasse Mady Diabate on vocals.
AfroCubism blends the best of both worlds
From left: Bassekou Kouyate, Djelimady Tounkara, and Eliades Ochoa are part of AfroCubism.
Kulanjan - Taj Mahal, Toumani Diabate 1999
The respected American Bluesman Taj Mahal has spent the last twenty years seeking out the purported African sources of the Blues.