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World Music Matters is RFI's weekly rendez vous with musicians making global beats.

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Title: World music matters - Sona Jobarteh: Changing the tradition of kora playing to ensure its survival

World music matters - Sona Jobarteh: Changing the tradition of kora playing to ensure its survival

December 6th, 2019

Sona Jobarteh comes from a long West African tradition of Griots and kora players from Mali and The Gambia. She's become one of the rare women in the… Go to Episode

World music matters - Emmanuel π Djob: a soul man from Cameroon

November 29th, 2019

Emmanuel ? Djob started out singing gospel in his native Cameroon and is building a successful blues-soul career in France. He heads up the six-piece… Go to Episode

World music matters - Bumcello: France's blissfully odd couple

March 15th, 2019

20 years ago, with drum and bass and techno at its height in France, classically-trained cellist Vincent Segal and Cyril Atef, drummer and singer with… Go to Episode

World music matters - France's Joseph Chedid embraces family heritage on album Source

March 21st, 2019

When you're passionate about music and art, but your big brother M is a star in France, your dad Louis is a successful musician and your grandmother was… Go to Episode