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Begin at the end, so they say, and the end for Lobi came suddenly and out of the blue. He died in June at 49. Like Habib Koite is, Lobi was a people’s musician. Friendly and down to earth, Lobi was well known to hustlers and music fans alike in clubs like the Djembe in […]Read more "Lobi Traore – Rainy Season Blues"
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Jaunty world pop tune with a lasting legacyRead more "Angelique Kidjo and Peter Buffett – A Song for Everyone"