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Boubacar Traoré

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Boubacar Traoré

Boubacar Traoré has been played on NTS shows including Awkward Movements, with Diarabi first played on 25 December 2013.

Boubacar Traoré (born 1942 in Kayes, Mali) is a renowned singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

Traoré, nicknamed "Kar Kar" ("the one who dribbles too much" in Bambara, a reference to his soccer playing), first came to prominence in the early 1960s. He had taught himself to play guitar and developed a unique style that blended blues, Arab music, and kassonké, a style native to the Kayes region. He was a superstar in Mali and a symbol of the newly independent country. His songs were immensely popular and…

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Diarabi
Boubacar Traoré
Little Axe Records2013
Diarabi
Boubacar TraoréLittle Axe Records2013
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Diarabi
Boubacar Traoré, Ali Farka Touré
Nascente2011
Diarabi
Boubacar Traoré, Ali Farka TouréNascente2011
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Mariama
Boubacar Traoré
Lusafrica2014
Mariama
Boubacar TraoréLusafrica2014
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Mariama Kaba
Boubacar Traoré
Stern's Africa1990
Mariama Kaba
Boubacar TraoréStern's Africa1990
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Kele
Boubacar Traoré
Little Axe Records2013
Kele
Boubacar TraoréLittle Axe Records2013
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