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Boubacar Traoré (born 1942 in Kayes, Mali) is a renowned singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

Traoré, nicknamed "Kar Kar" ("the one who dribbles too much" in Bambara, a reference to his soccer playing), first came to prominence in the early 1960s. He had taught himself to play guitar and developed a unique style that blended blues, Arab music, and kassonké, a style native to the Kayes region. He was a superstar in Mali and a symbol of the newly independent country… read more

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  • Avatar for tijaniya
    Simple reason, _duif: it is not exist. First recording of Boubacar Traore is 1990. All what he played before that year is just not recorded, unfortunately. Do you understand my terrible english, I hope?
  • Avatar for _duif
    Why are the old solo albums so hard to find?
  • Avatar for el-ashwal
    Legend !
  • Avatar for DJNikki
    Mariama Kaba<3 Brilliant track<3
  • Avatar for Kikuyumoja
    1. track on the 1995 Les Enfants de Pierrette tape. ♥
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  • Avatar for kubla-khan73
    Great blue!
  • Avatar for pimmka
    :) Thank you for beautiful show in Warsaw! Come back to Poland :)
  • Avatar for pimmka
    Oh.. beautiful
  • Avatar for Pafgadget
    Superbe musique Monsieur Traoré !

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