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In 1995, Banning Eyre went to Bamako, the acpital of Mali to study guitar playing with Djelimady Tounkara, a former star of the Super Rail Band. IN GRIOT TIME is the extraordinary account of his trip - a unique insider-view into African music. Banning Eyre quite literally goes behind the curtain to reveal the triumphs and failures of the African music scene as it becomes an important player of the world music industry.
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In 1995, Banning Eyre went to Bamako, the capital of Mali to study guitar playing with Djelimady Tounkara, a former star of the Super Rail Band. This title presents an account of Eyre's trip - an insider-view into African music. It reveals the triumphs and failures of the African music scene.Review:
?Banning?s book presents a riveting, richly illustrative and insightful look into his extraordinary seven month?s journey deep into the heart of Mali?s music scene...With the explosion and popularity and appetite for world music, Banning?s book is one of a kind primer on just how deep the connection runs between West African cultural traditions and nearly all of our Western popular music. I can?t remember when a Westerner has been able to dive so deeply into another culture with such soulful results? Bonnie Raitt ?One of the best can?t -put-it-down roots music reads in recent memory? Folk Roots ?An essential and extraordinary read for anyone interested in Africa and world music? World Music
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