Rising from international fame with Les Ambassadeurs to solo superstardom, Salif Keita, the “Golden Voice of Africa,” is one of the most highly regarded musicians on the continent. Once cast out of his community for albinism, his stupendous voice has taken him all around the world. Over his 50-plus year career, he has been backed by blazing electric ensembles from Paris or New York, and a superb, mostly Malian band featuring acoustic African instruments.
Now you have a chance to experience for yourself how this Malian master plays with the flavors of rock music, r&b, Afrobeat, Latin and French pop—and for free! Afropop is giving away two tickets to his performance on Sat., April 1. Enter to win by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with Salif Keita in the subject line, with your full name in the body of the email. Good luck!
Presented by World Music Institute at The Town Hall, 123 W. 43d St., New York, NY on April 1, 8 p.m., with a pre-performance Q & A at 7 p.m. moderated by Afropop’s own Banning Eyre.