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  • interview April 1, 2016

    Andy Morgan on Tuareg Music and History

    Andy Morgan is a journalist and author with deep experience in Mali. He attended the very first Festival in the Desert in 2000 and was involved in the festival for many years after that. Andy managed the Tuareg band Tinariwen … Read more »

  • interview March 31, 2016

    Susan Rasmussen on the Tuareg

    Susan Rasmussen is a professor of anthropology at the University of Houston. She has conducted of some 30 years of field work among rural and urban Tuareg communities in Niger and Mali, and more recently, African immigrants in France. She … Read more »

  • hip-deep March 31, 2016

    Hip Deep in Mali: The Tuareg Predicament

    The confederations and clans collectively known as the Tuareg descend from the oldest inhabitants of North Africa. They lead a mostly nomadic existence across the Sahara Desert, in the lands we now know as Algeria, Libya, Niger and Mali. Tuareg … 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 »

  • blog December 6, 2013

    They Will Have To Kill Us First Officially in Production

    Last year, when the MUJAO (Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa) declared a ban on music in Northern Mali, musicians responded with defiance and perseverance. That attitude is reflected in a quote from Fadimta “Disco” Walet Oumar, the … Read more »

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