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Grammy Award-winner Toumani Diabate is the uncontested master of the kora (21-string harp-lute) and collaborator with such artists as Ali Farka Toure, Taj Mahal, and Bjork. With the 10 African musicians of the Symmetric Orchestra, he unites the ancient Malian Mandinka Empire of 13th-century Africa, now Mauritania to the Ivory Coast, Senegal to Nigeria.