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Shane Cooper: Bamako Love Song

West African music has a special place in my heart, so I got excited when I saw this video of Shane Cooper performing his solo double bass song, “Bamako Love Song”.

Cooper, who is based in South Africa, was inspired by the city of Bamako, which is the capital of Mali. He pulls from West African rhythms and melodic ideas to create the gorgeous piece all while keeping time with a foot shaker.

If you dig his music, check out the IndieGoGo campaign for the upcoming album from his new band, MABUTA.

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