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  • interview April 8, 2013

    Fatoumata Diawara and Amkoullel on Situation in Mali

    In a 2013 update to Afropop’s ongoing series of artist conversations on the situation in Mali, we offer the thoughts of two young, highly engaged artists. Fatoumata Diawara is perhaps the most celebrated singer to emerge from Mali in the … Read more »

  • blog March 1, 2013

    BAM Presents Mic Check: Hip-Hop from North Africa and the Middle East + Ticket Giveaway!

    Drawing from various countries across North Africa and the Middle East, cultural programmer Zeyba Rahman and BAM have brought together an exiting performance to  showcase some of the strongest polemical voices this side of the Arab Spring. Representing the cultural … Read more »

  • blog May 1, 2012

    Amkoullel’s “S.O.S” for Mali

    Malian hip-hop artist Amkoullel is a one of the first successful MCs to come out of Mali. One of the defining aspects of Amkoullel’s raps is his socio-political themes that he unleashes with unreserved critiques. Thus it comes as no … Read more »

  • interview May 24, 2011

    Le mec malien du Rap: Amkoullel

    Banning Eyre caught up with Malian rapper Amkoullel right before his stateside debut in NYC at The Shrine in Harlem. Amkoullel is a something of a trail-blazer in Malian hip hop. He was one of the first major MCs to … Read more »

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