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...The kora player Toumani Diabaté took the traditional twenty-one-string harp from his native Mali and introduced it to the globe. Born in 1965, Diabaté and his family can trace seventy generations of kora players and, in 1970, his father...

Côte d’Ivoire

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population 16,691,100 (2002) Côte d’Ivoire (Republic of the Ivory Coast) is located on the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa. It has a land area of 124,219 sq miles (318,000 sq km). The northern region is granite plain...

Mali

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 11,626,219 (2003) The landlocked nation of Mali fills much of the interior of West Africa and borders seven other nations. Though its southernmost region is lightly forested, its northern region extends into the southern...