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. "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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An American guitarist chronicles the lives of musicians in MaliAbout the Author:
Professional guitar player and international music journalist for the Boston Phoenix and National Public Radio's All Things Considered, Banning Eyre contributes regularly to Billboard, Ms, Rhythm, the Beat, and New Music Monthly. He has travelled extensively in Africa and has produced many programs for the public radio series Afropop Worlwide. In 1995, Eyre co-authored AFROPOP! An Illustrated Guide to Contemporary African Music with Sean Barlow. He is currently Senior Editor for Africa at www.afropop.org.
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Book Description Serpent's Tail, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M185242690X