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Come west along the African road on this week’s Reels to Ragas, as Gerry Godley offers a primer on the extraordinary musical output of Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso and Guinea, the countries that once constituted the mighty Manding empire.

Musical riches await, from dessert rockers to gentle acoustic blues, gutsy hand drumming and the regal 22 stringed kora.

RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 2July, 7pm-8pm