Sounds from the Sahel: Mali Song of the Week

Toumani & Sidiki Diabate – Rachid Ouiguini

Toumani & Sidiki perform on the world famous Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival, 2014

What sounds better than a kora? Two koras! Here at the Hub we are big fans of father-son double act Toumani and Sidiki Diabate.  This week’s song of the week comes from the first album the pair have released together. In another first – and according to the Festival itself- Tomani and Sidiki are the first father and son to perform on the Pyramid Stage together [pictured]. The video below is taken from a BBC broadcast in a fine Glastonbury Sunday morning just before their spellbinding set. This photo of the Glastonbury crowd posted to Toumani’s Facebook page shows just how well received their performance was.

Toumani & Sidiki Diabate – Rachid Ouiguini

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