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  • blog September 28, 2015

    James Germain: Kreol Mandingue

    James Germain might be the most important Haitian singer today. It is not only because he was born and raised in St. Antoine, a Port au Prince neighborhood that is famous because of its stance against the criminal Duvalier regime’s … Read more »

  • blog September 23, 2015

    Kassé Mady Diabaté Tickets and World Music Institute Giveaway

    The legendary Malian vocalist and griot Kassé Mady Diabaté recently embarked on his first-ever solo U.S. tour. Joining him on tour are Ballaké Sissoko on kora, Lansiné Kouyaté on balafon, and Badié Tounkara on ngoni. The quartet makes a stop at New … Read more »

  • review September 21, 2015

    Musique de Nuit

    The collaboration between Malian kora maestro Ballaké Sissoko and French cellist Vincent Segal may be the most successful meeting of African and Western classical traditions yet. That is in part because Mande music, including the kora, is closer to a … Read more »

  • blog September 16, 2015

    Afel Bocoum on the Musical Traditions of Mali

    Instruments for Africa is a nonprofit organization founded by Paul Chandler and Tama Walley to reinforce traditional music, the arts and cultural preservation in Africa. Thus far, they have focused on the musical traditions of Mali, which have been documented in … Read more »

  • blog September 16, 2015

    ¡Globalquerque! Festival Returns For 11th Year

    The 11th annual ¡Globalquerque! festival takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sept. 25-26. The spectacular lineup this year includes the legendary Malian griot Kassé Mady Diabaté, Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Orlando Julius, Honduran Garifuna singer Aurelio Martinez, Congo-Angolan rumba, soukous and salsa singer Ricardo Lemvo … Read more »

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