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Toba Seydou Traoré – Vol:2 cassette

Contributed by Owen Gardner on Nov 17th, 2020. Artwork published in .
    Toba Seydou Traoré – Vol:2 cassette
    Photo: Owen Gardner. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Toba Seydou Traoré (d. 2017) was a Malian hunter’s musician, an inheritor of an ancient tradition equally significant as oral literature and even moreso (to the hunters) as spiritual intermediation. He was a master of the hunter’s harp, the donso ngoni, seen on the cover.

    The anonymous designer inflicts significant violence onITC Avant Garde Gothic, but to appropriate ends; despite the heavy, haunting sound of the music, Traoré was apparently known for his comic sensibility and this is well reflected in the cover art.

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