Weekly Schedule (CET)

12’ Bar Ramblin’ #57 ‘More West African Blues’ with Stefan Matussek

09 March 2021
  • Afrobeats
  • Blues
  • Regional
  • Traditional/Religious
  • Playful
  • Soulful
  • Up-beat

West African Blues is a form of popular music primarily stemming from the West-African countries of Mali and Senegal. It fuses the traditional music of the region with blues music and R&B. In a way it can be said that this is a genre that has come full circle: musical traditions brought over to America via the slave trade have returned in the form of blues music and melded again with those same traditional musical styles from which it originated. One of the most popular artists of the genre Ali Farka Touré even argued that there was no distinction between blues and West-African traditional music, arguing that blues music was “nothing but African”.

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Timtar - Tamikrest
Goydiotodam - Ali Farka Touré
Leydi Ma - Baaba Maal
Benidiagnamogo - Boubacar Traoré
Kouma - Rokia Traoré
Ndoli - Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba
Amadinin - Ali Farka Touré
Njarka - Corey Harris
Waino Blues - Daby Balde
Goree - Nuru Kane
Gawad Teriamou - The Sway Machinery & Khaira Arby
Amidinine - Bombino
Bonde (with Ry Cooder) - Ali Farka Touré
Mali Denhou - Boubacar Traoré
Chérie Lé - Vieux Farka Touré
Country Blues - Tremblers of Sevens/Country Mouse
Having Myself A BAll - EB Davis