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Bajourou: Music of Mali

Synopsis
Looks at ‘bajourou’, a musical style unique to Mali, which has the richest and most sophisticated musical heritage in all Africa. It developed out of the musical traditions of the Jalis, the hereditary musicians of the Manding people, but it is modern in spirit and has become the pervasive music of the country. By exmining some of the music and the ways in which the different musics draw on and feed into other cultures, the programme explores the relation between place and culture, and leads to an understanding of tradition in terms of ‘routes’, rather than ‘roots’.
Series
Shape of the World, The: Explorations in Human Geography, Course D215
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1995
Availability
Sale; 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Geography; Music
Keywords
bajourou; folk music; human geography; Mali

Credits

Director
Jeremy Marre
Producer
Eleanor Morris

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Sponsor

Name

Annenberg Project at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Address
USA

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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