The one who dribbles too much

Boubacar Traoré live at La Cigale, Paris/France. March 4, 2011
Photographs © Julia Schiller

Boubacar Traoré is a musician from Mali, born in 1942, also known by his nickname “Kar Kar” meaning “The one who dribbles too much” – according to his style of playing football. Self-taught (with a little help from his brother, who was studying music in Cuba during the 50′s) Boubacar developed a unique style that blends American Blues music, Arab music, and pentatonic structures found in West Africa’s Mande cultural region (Kassonké). Continue Reading →