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 Connecting the notes 
 Matthew Ray  
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An hour long biographical radio program focusing on a differnt musical personality each week. Visit us online at or contact us by emailing . All shows originally aired live on Valley Free Radio, 103.3 FM WXOJ-LP in Northampton, MA
A very special Connecting the notes presentation. When I was younger my aunt gave me a cd of African singer Salif Keita. I loved it. This was my first introduction to world music, and a much welcomed discovery for me at the time. We devoted this show to the music of West Africa, particularly the country of Mali, which gave us Salif Keita, Ali Farka Toure, and many others. During this show we discuss griots, a group of artisans traditionally known as the oral historians for this region. In addition to some great traditional and modern African music, we also interview a woman who lived in this region for over 20 years, and who introduced me to this music!

Ali Farka Toure - Allah Uya
Ensemble Instrumental National du Mali
Amadou Sanagre dit Beri - Histoire de Sabali
Salif Keita - Madan
Salif Keita & Kante Manfila - I Djo Fama
Salif Keita & Kante Manfila - Finzamba
The Rail Band - Nanthan
Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabete - Gomni
Ali Farka Toure - ASCO
Ali Farka Toure - Heygana
Salif Keita - Dery
Ensemble Instrumental National du Mali

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00:58:30 English 2009-07-29
 WXOJ-LP Northampton, MA
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