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Afel Bocoum - 91% match to Bembeya Jazz National

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1990s
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1955, Niafunke, Mali. As a child, inspired by his father, who was a renowned local violinist, and by his uncle Ali Farka Touré, Bocoum fashioned guitars out of old road signs. Progressing to a real guitar in his teens, he performed with Ensemble Niafunké, a group led by Touré. Bocoum’s high keening vocals can be heard on Radio Mali (a compilation of Read more

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