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  • review March 28, 2017

    République Amazone

    Any time West African divas ranging from Benin’s superstar Angelique Kidjo to Kandia Kouyaté, perhaps the greatest living female griot (jelimuso) of Mali; to Mariam Doumbia of Amadou and Mariam; to younger mavericks like Mamani Keita and Nneka of Nigeria, … Read more »

  • botb March 28, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Salif Keita and the Coup d’Etat

    As we eagerly await Salif Keita’s appearance in New York this week (his last appearance here was 2014), and in other locations accessible to our readers around the U.S., here is a “Best of The Beat” cover feature on “Mali’s … Read more »

  • review March 17, 2017

    Kidal

    Eleven years and four studio albums into their career, Tamikrest is going home. Their latest album for Glitterbeat was recorded in Bamako, Mali, but is named for where the group formed, the northeastern town of Kidal. While Tuareg desert blues … Read more »

  • blog March 16, 2017

    Salif Keita Ticket Giveaway

    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 … Read more »

  • blog March 10, 2017

    Premiere: New Track From Vieux Farka Touré

    You know, the Woodstock music festival got kicked out of the town of Woodstock too, so you can forgive Vieux Farka Touré for recording “The Woodstock Sessions” in Saugerties, New York—especially once you hear the song. In anticipation of an … Read more »

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