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Boubacar Traoré (born 1942 in Kayes, Mali) is a renowned singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Traoré also goes by the nickname Kar Kar, "the one who dribbles too much" in Bambara, a reference to his soccer playing. He had taught himself to play guitar and developed a unique style that blended American Blues music, Arab music, and pentatonic structures found in West Africa's Mande cultural region.
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Albums

CDS 7040 Boubacar Traoré - Mali Compil album art Various Secheresse Various - Mali Compil(CD, Album, Dig) Sono Africa CDS 7040 Mali 1999 Sell This Version
Sono 1 Boubacar Traoré - Sono Collection Sampler album art Various Mariama Kaba (as Boubacar Traore) Various - Sono Collection Sampler(CD, Promo) Sonodisc Sono 1 France 2000 Sell This Version
186 850 036 2 Boubacar Traoré - Mondo Africa album art Various DIarabi Various - Mondo Africa(CD, Album) Mondo Melodia 186 850 036 2 US 2001 Sell This Version
CDS 8984 Boubacar Traoré - 20 Years History - The Very Best Of Syllart Productions album art Various Mandjini (as Boubacar Traore) Various - 20 Years History - The Very Best Of Syllart Productions(CD, Smplr) Next Music CDS 8984 France 2002 Sell This Version
PRCD 301213 Boubacar Traoré - Nonesuch Records 2003 Sampler album art Various Baba Drame (as Boubacar Traore) Various - Nonesuch Records 2003 Sampler(CD, Promo) Nonesuch PRCD 301213 US 2003 Sell This Version
534002-8 Boubacar Traoré - Mali All Stars : Bogolan Music album art Various Djonkana Various - Mali All Stars : Bogolan Music(2xCD + DVD, Doc) Metis Records 534002-8 France 2013 Sell This Version
Boubacar Traoré - Indians & Cowboys album art Den Sorte Skole Mariamba Kaba (as Boubacar Traore) Den Sorte Skole - Indians & Cowboys (Album) Not On Label (Den Sorte Skole Self-released) Denmark 2015 Sell This Version
ZER09 Various Yafa Ma Various - (Almost) Angels Island - Out Of Focus - Gels Island (2xCD, Album) El Lokal (2) ZER09 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Boubacar Traoré - III album art Den Sorte Skole Adieu Pierrette (as Boubacar Traore) Den Sorte Skole - III (Album) Not On Label (Den Sorte Skole Self-released) Denmark 2013 Sell This Version
SOL 056 Boubacar Traoré -  Mali Edits album art Sabo (2) Kanou (Sabo Edit) (as Boubacar Traore) Sabo (2) - Mali Edits(4xFile, WAV, EP, 24 ) Sol Selectas SOL 056 US 2017

Compilations

LBLC 2562 Boubacar Traoré - Indigo Tropical album art Various Kar Kar Madison Various - Indigo Tropical(CD, Comp, HDC) Label Bleu LBLC 2562 France 1988 Sell This Version
RGNET 1003 CD Boubacar Traoré - Global Partnership II album art Various Adieu Pierette (as Boubacar Traore) Various - Global Partnership II(CD, Comp) World Music Network RGNET 1003 CD Germany 1995 Sell This Version
64092 Boubacar Traoré - African Troubadours: The Best Of African Singer-Songwriters album art Various Soundiata (as Boubacar Traoré - Kar Kar) Various - African Troubadours: The Best Of African Singer-Songwriters(CD, Comp) Shanachie 64092 US 1997 Sell This Version
553 990-2 Boubacar Traoré - New African Worldbeat Vol. 3 album art Various Yafa Ma Various - New African Worldbeat Vol. 3(2xCD, Comp) Polymedia Marketing Group 553 990-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
ALL COTW 1 Boubacar Traoré - Colors Of The World: Music From The Four Corners album art Various Sa Golo (as Boubacar Traore) Various - Colors Of The World: Music From The Four Corners(CD, Comp) Allegro Corporation ALL COTW 1 US 1997 Sell This Version
LBLC 2542 Boubacar Traoré - Indigo Africa album art Various Le Jour Du 31 Various - Indigo Africa(CD, Comp) Label Bleu LBLC 2542 France 1997 Sell This Version
Boubacar Traoré - African Blues album art Various Mouso Teke Soma Ye Various - African Blues (Comp) World Music Network UK 1998 Sell This Version
LBLC 2539/40 Boubacar Traoré - Masa (Musiques Du Continent Africain = Musics From Africa) album art Various Sa Golo Various - Masa (Musiques Du Continent Africain = Musics From Africa)(2xCD, Comp) Label Bleu LBLC 2539/40 France 1998 Sell This Version
HAN 9803-2 Boubacar Traoré - The Story Of African Music album art Various Tunga Manyi Various - The Story Of African Music(CD, Comp) Hangar 21 (2) HAN 9803-2 Switzerland 1998 Sell This Version
Boubacar Traoré - Mali To Memphis - An African-American Odyssey album art Various Kar Kar Madison Various - Mali To Memphis - An African-American Odyssey (Comp) Putumayo World Music 1999 Sell This Version
HD 99/05 Boubacar Traoré - Tanz & Folkfest Rudolstadt '99 album art Various Kavana Various - Tanz & Folkfest Rudolstadt '99(CD, Comp) Heideck HD 99/05 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
none Various Sa Golo Various - Tanz & Folk Fest TFF Rudolstadt '99(2xCD, Comp, Promo) Not On Label none Germany 1999 Sell This Version
AMR 9099503 Boubacar Traoré - Festival Mundial Live 3 album art Various Kevalle (Live June 1998 @ Festival Mundial In Tilburg, Netherlands) Various - Festival Mundial Live 3(CD, Comp) Festival Mundial AMR 9099503 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
Boubacar Traoré - The Rough Guide To The Music Of Mali & Guinea album art Various Mali Twist Various - The Rough Guide To The Music Of Mali & Guinea (Comp) World Music Network UK 2000 Sell This Version
6942001 Boubacar Traoré - Le World... Afrique album art Various Sundiata Various - Le World... Afrique(CD, Comp, Dig) Suave 6942001 France 2000 Sell This Version