Boubacar Traore played this week in Paris, so it reminded me this book. Leive Joris had opportunity to spend time with Boubacar Traore in the late 90s, which led to this novels book including "Je chanterai pour toi" (I'll sing for you). This enlighten context and life of this malian musician surnamed "Kar Kar".
Here is the track played every morning on the national radio (ORTM) in the early sixties, calling for expatriates to come back home to build a new independent country.
Boubacar Traore - Mali Twist (1963):
Extract from documentary "Je Chanterai Pour Toi" (J. Sarasin, 2001):
(Madieye Niang playing calebasse)