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 Cheick Hamala Diabate Cheick Hamala Diabate


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A West African historian in the Griot tradition recognized as one of the world’s masters of the ngoni—a stringed lute and ancestor to the banjo—Cheick Hamala Diabate shares the oral history, music, and song of his culture as it was passed on to him from birth by parent to child. He performs with the Manding Cultural Ensemble.


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