- Toumani Diabaté
Mailian-born kora-virtuoso and collaborator with many African and global musicians alike. He formed the cross-cultural outfit Songhai with the flamenco group Ketama and jazz-bassist Danny Thompson in 1988.
Other collaborators include Taj Mahal, Ali Farka Toure and Ballake Sissoko.
Key releases include: "Songhai", "Kulanjan" and "In The Heart Of The Moon" (the latter with Toure)