Blog May 19, 2016
Bamako Photo Essay
Our program "Hip Deep in Mali: Growing Into Music in 21st Century Bamako" has some extensive, photo-rich features linked to it. There are two field reports from our trip to Mali in January-February 2016. And there are lengthy interviews with Hip Deep scholars Lucy Durán and Gregory Mann Just in case that's not enough eye candy, here are more choice shots from the fieldwork for this program. All photos by Banning Eyre, unless otherwise indicated. [caption id="attachment_29256" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Crossing the Niger River... Crossing the Niger River...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_29254" align="aligncenter" width="609"]Bamako taxi ride Bamako taxi ride[/caption] Bamako_street-1-2 [caption id="attachment_29257" align="aligncenter" width="610"]Preparing for the session with Adama Diarra and kids Preparing for the session with Adama Diarra and kids[/caption] Growing-15 [caption id="attachment_29260" align="aligncenter" width="611"]Growing-17 Waly Coulibaly, age 7[/caption] [caption id="attachment_29261" align="aligncenter" width="610"]Growing-18 Daniel Dembele, age 12[/caption] Growing-20 [caption id="attachment_29264" align="aligncenter" width="609"]Growing-24 After the session (Sean Barlow 2016)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_29265" align="aligncenter" width="613"]Gathering at Ali Farka Toure monument in Lafiabougou. In the crowd, Tony Allen, Afel Bocoum, Toumani Diabate, Cheikh Tidiane Seck, Hama Sankare, Derek Gripper... Gathering at Ali Farka Toure monument in Lafiabougou. In the crowd, Tony Allen, Afel Bocoum, Toumani Diabate, Cheikh Tidiane Seck, Hama Sankare, Derek Gripper...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_29266" align="aligncenter" width="612"]Hama Sankare, Ali Farka's longtime percussionist, and Toumani Hama Sankare, Ali Farka's longtime percussionist, and Toumani[/caption] [caption id="attachment_29267" align="aligncenter" width="610"]Lafiabougou street Lafiabougou street[/caption] [caption id="attachment_29268" align="aligncenter" width="608"]Derek+Afel-1 Derek Gripper and Afel Bocoum[/caption] [caption id="attachment_29269" align="aligncenter" width="611"]Djelimay-Derek-Solo-1 Djelimady, Solo Tounkara and Derek Gripper[/caption] [caption id="attachment_29270" align="aligncenter" width="609"]Wassoulou singer Sali Sidibe Wassoulou singer Sali Sidibe[/caption] [caption id="attachment_29278" align="aligncenter" width="610"]Kasse Mady Diabate Kasse Mady Diabate[/caption] [caption id="attachment_29271" align="aligncenter" width="608"]Rapper Master Soumi Rapper Master Soumi[/caption] [caption id="attachment_29273" align="aligncenter" width="609"]Lamine_Kokan-1-3 Lamine Soumano and Kokan Sata Doumbia[/caption] FAB_poster-1 [caption id="attachment_29275" align="aligncenter" width="611"]Mark LeVine, Oumar Toure (Songhai Blues), Sean Barlow, Toumani Diabate, Derek Gripper, Simon Broughton, Banning Eyre Mark LeVine, Oumar Toure (Songhai Blues), Sean Barlow, Toumani Diabate, Derek Gripper, Simon Broughton, Banning Eyre[/caption] [caption id="attachment_29276" align="aligncenter" width="613"]Toumani and Sean Toumani and Sean[/caption] [caption id="attachment_29277" align="aligncenter" width="610"]Symmetric Orchestra Symmetric Orchestra[/caption] [caption id="attachment_29279" align="aligncenter" width="614"]Sidiki Diabate greets Amadou and Mariam Sidiki Diabate greets Amadou and Mariam[/caption] [caption id="attachment_29281" align="aligncenter" width="614"]sumu_Khaira-1 Khaira Arby sings a wedding[/caption] sumu_girls-1 sumu-1-4 [caption id="attachment_29284" align="aligncenter" width="610"]Hawa Kasse Mady Diabate and our invaluable field assistant Hamidou Bari Hawa Kasse Mady Diabate and our invaluable field assistant Hamidou Bari[/caption] [caption id="attachment_29286" align="aligncenter" width="611"]Blackbirds, heard in the program! Blackbirds, heard in the program![/caption] [caption id="attachment_29285" align="aligncenter" width="607"]Fruit bat at the French Center for Malian Culture Fruit bat at the French Center for Malian Culture[/caption] [caption id="attachment_29287" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Sean and Banning by the Niger Sean and Banning by the Niger (Christian)[/caption]