Toumani Diabaté

Passing swiftly over Björk’s bizarre dancing to a Toumani solo from her Hammersmith Apollo concert last year, there are plenty of other fine clips of the kora king to chose from. Whilst there are plenty of high-quality videos of Toumani soloing, or with the Symmetric Orchestra, we’ve gone for a clip of him playing the traditional Mande piece ‘Jarabi’ with the Spanish flamenco group Ketama, 20 years ago. Their collaboration remains a landmark in world music fusion.