30-Minute Music Hour

Tani Diakite

Season 1 Episode 4 | 31m 30s

Tani Diakite (tan-NEE JAH-kee-tay) is a native of the Wassoulou region of Mali and now lives with his American wife and their child in Madison. Diakite plays a Kamele Ngoni - a stringed, long-neck gourd instrument outfitted with an electronic pick-up made from old radio parts. His music is a mesmerizing mix of traditional melodies from Mali, blended with traditional American delta blues.

Aired: 02/18/08

Rating: TV-G

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