This videoclip by Ibrahim Hamma Dicko is more than a tune with moving pictures. It offers some insight into the negotiations that are a central part of a traditional marriage proposal in Mali.
Ibrahim is sometimes compared to (the late) Ali Farka Touré, but this is plain rubbish. Ali had a far more profound knowledge of the diverse traditions of Mali's Northern regions.
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