Our First 2020 African Sky Podcast… featuring Banning Eyre!

Jump into 2020 with this exciting new African Sky Podcast! Host Adam Klein dives deep into the world of Malian music with noted writer, guitarist, producer, and journalist Banning Eyre!

Start your 2020 with this brilliant review of the remarkable music of Mali, and then tell is what you think of the African Sky Podcast series. If you have ideas for future episodes, please let us know!

In this episode... Banning Eyre, writer, guitarist, producer and journalist, offers an insightful overview of Malian music. The conversation touches upon the various “types” of Malian music- from Mande and Wassoulou music of the south to the Tuareg and Sonrai music of the desert north, the connection between West African music and the American blues, the current state of Malian music, his experience studying guitar in Bamako with Djelimady Tounkara and his associated book, In Griot Time, as well as his work as lead producer for the Peabody Award-winning public radio program, Afropop Worldwide. 

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