Damon Albarn on Toumani Diabate

Damon Albarn chats to World Circuit Records about Toumani Diabate and the impact of the Malian kora player’s music. Watch the video below.

Toumani and his son Sidiki are now on tour in the UK.

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Damon Albarn on Toumani Diabate Damon Albarn chats to World Circuit Records about Toumani Diabate and the impact of the Malian kora player’s music. Watch the video below. Toumani and his son Sidiki… READ MORE

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