Boubacar Traoré: Part I

Boubacar Traore ‘Kar Kar’

Boubacar Traoré (Kar Kar) is one of the most accomplished and talented guitarists around and entirely sef taught. He is Malian and mainly plays what westerners call ‘desert blues’. There is an exquisite, french produced, documentary about his life called Je chanterai pour toi (“I’ll Sing For You”) that is well worth your time. The following song is from the film, in a scene within which Kar Kar and his long time friend Ali Farka Toure   improvised right in the moment.

Mariama 1990

Mariama Kaba



Kar Kar 1992


Santa Mariya

Macire (Kar Kar)

Courir un homme qui vous aime

Les enfants de Pierrette

Kongo Magni 2005



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