|Birth name||Malam Mamane Barka|
|Died|| (aged 59)|
|Labels||World Music Network|
Malam Mamane Barka was born in 1958 or 1959 in Tesker, a town in the east of the then autonomous republic of Niger. He came from the nomadic people of Toubou. As a player of the Ngurumi, a two-string plucked instrument, he gained popularity in his homeland and neighboring Nigeria. In 2002 he decided to devote himself to the study of Biram. It is a five-stringed instrument used by the Boudouma, a fishing community on Lake Chad, for traditional songs.
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- "Décès du musicien Mamane Mallam Barka ce mercredi à Niamey". aniamey.com (in French). Retrieved 26 November 2018.
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