Bassekou Kouyaté: ‘In the Koran, Muhammad brings musicians to his wedding feast’

Bassekou Kouyaté was in a studio in downtown Bamako, about to press the record button on his new album, when the amps went dead and he heard the sound(...)

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The album was born of technology. In 1931 RCA Victor launched a range of vinyl discs that rotated 33 times a minute, which meant they played fo(...)