The banjo’s African roots

Cheick Hamala Diabate - Photo by Steve Hutchinson This afternoon’s (7/10) Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU will include a segment at 1:30 p.m. (EDT) on the African roots of our beloved banjo.

Kojo will welcome Malian musician Cheick Hamala Diabate and American banjoist Bob Carlin for a discussion, and perhaps some music from their recent CD, From Mali To America.

WAMU broadcasts at 88.5 FM in the Washington, DC metro market and via live streaming online. Audio files from the show will be available on Kojo’s web site approximately one hour after the segment airs.

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