Talk:Music of Mali

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Where is Ali Farka Touré in this article?

While I realize that this comment is old; just to clarify any future questions. As of 11:29, Apr 1, 2005 (UTC), Ali Farka Touré can be found in the last sentence under the section 1980s. -JCarriker 11:29, Apr 1, 2005 (UTC)


Is it worth noting that Bamana is the name of Bambara peoples in the Bambara language itself? I don't think most people will pick that up on their own...

Probably in the Bambara and Bambara language articles. Here it would probably be best to change Bamana to Bambara. I hope this helps you. -JCarriker 11:29, Apr 1, 2005 (UTC)

Damon Albarn[edit]

Someone should write about Damon Albarn's Mali Music release for Oxfam.

Amadou & Mariam[edit]

Does anyone know where this excellent act fit into all of this? I know they actually record in Cote D'Ivore, but they are both malinese AFAIK. Povmcdov 16:14, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

Tinariwen: 70's or 1982?[edit]

This article states "Thought to be the first Tuareg electric band, active since the '70s, is Tinariwen" but the article on Tinariwen says 1982. Which is correct? I couldn't find this info on their website. JoaCHIP (talk) 19:09, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

Bamana section question - Possible conflict appears to need resolution[edit]

The last two sentences of the Bamana section currently seem to pose a conflict. They are as follows: "It is a traditional instrument of the Bamana people from Mali (This is incorrect, the instrument is a Maninka/Maraka instrument adopted by the Bamana)." That is how the two sentences currently appear on the page. I do not know which is correct; only that the two sentences appear to contradict one another. Missyagogo (talk) 22:35, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

The djembe is originally a Maninka/Malinke/Mandinka instrument. Mamady Keïta spoke about this two weeks ago at his Bali drum camp. He said that the distinction between the Bamana and Malinke is rather artificial. The two groups speak essentially the same language. According to Mamady, there are a few differences in language, but only trivial ones, and the two groups have no problems communicating and should, therefore, be considered the same ethnic group. In Mamady's words, "the Malinke and Bamana are the same people." So, there may not be any conflict here, after all. --MichiHenning (talk) 07:48, 17 August 2012 (UTC)