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  • blog March 16, 2016

    Photo Essay: MASA Festival in Abidjan, Part Six

    In Abidjan, we found a city with a diverse multicultural presence where the traditional and modern coexist. Saturday night in Zone Quatre, restaurants and clubs are thriving; in Yopougon, we met a community of women rhythmically sifting cassava in unison … Read more »

  • feature February 23, 2016

    Afropop Returns to Mali: Part Two

    Our first report left off as the first annual Festival Acoustik de Mali was wrapping up in Bamako, and we (Sean Barlow and Banning Eyre) were bidding farewell to the fellow journalists and artists who took part in that historic … Read more »

  • review February 16, 2015

    Four From Mali

    Mali has suffered through three years of political instability and tension, with serious consequences for musicians’ livelihoods, not only in the troubled north but in the capital, Bamako. And all that comes on top of the collapse of the recorded … Read more »

  • blog February 5, 2014

    “Red Dust” – New Single from Dirtmusic feat. Samba Toure

    Glitterhouse artists Dirtmusic drop new single off of forthcoming album Lion City, featuring guest vocalist Samba Touré (whose own music we’ve reviewed elsewhere). Give it a listen. “Red Dust” reveals a slower and more ethereal sound than found on the … Read more »

  • review June 26, 2013


    Malian singer, guitarist and composer Samba Touré has returned with his third solo album, Albala.  While Touré first came to prominence playing with legendary Malian musician Ali Farka Touré, in the ten years since Samba’s debut album Foro, he has attracted … Read more »

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