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Boubacar Traore

Boubacar Traoré carries within him all the beauties of African blues. Among the treasures of Mandinka music, this diamond has a black sparkle of exceptional purity. No other voice than that of "Kar Kar" - the one who knows how to dribble, nickname given by his friends, football fans like him - He mixes with such moving authenticity the silts of the Niger River with those of the Mississippi. His self-taught, unique, inimitable guitar playing owes a lot to the kora from which he was inspired. But there are colors and phrasing reminiscent of those of the great black American bluesmen of the Deep South: Blind Willie McTell, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters

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