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Malian Guitarist Lobi Traoré Dies

posted at 07/05/2010

The music world has been stunned by the death of the Malian guitarist Lobi Traoré. Mr. Traoré died on June 1, 2010 in Bamako, Mali. The death of the 49 year-old Traoré was sudden and unexpected, A session the masterguitarist recorded with Chris Eckman in Bamako in the summerof 2009 was already scheduled for September release on Glitterhouse Records. Rainy Season Blues - the album title - features just Lobi Traore, his guitar and voice.

Read an obituary by Banning Eyre (Senior Editor at www.afropop.org) here.

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