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  • blog August 1, 2016

    Field Report: Nuits D’Afrique Festival Celebrates 30 Years

    In 1987, Lamine Touré, owner of the 150-seat Club Balattou (which derives from bal à tous, roughly translated as “dance for everyone”), organized several nights of concerts and dubbed it “Festival Nuits d’Afrique.” “The recipe for success was already there, … Read more »

  • program July 28, 2016

    Festivals Around the World

    We travel to Zanzibar to enjoy highlights from the Sauti za Busara Festival, focused on Swahili sounds from coastal East Africa, then north to the Fes Festival of Sacred World Music in Morocco, where we hear the ecstatic sounds of … Read more »

  • blog July 25, 2016

    Mylmo N’Sahel Raps the History of Mali

    “Here, everything happens in real time,” Mylmo N’Sahel notes, speaking to the open doors and uninterrupted visibility of life in his community. He is but one of many observers who have seen Mali develop and change first-hand over the past … Read more »

  • program July 21, 2016

    Bamako Sounds

    Afropop’s 2016 Hip Deep in Mali series explored fascinating stories of art and life in post-crisis Mali. On this program, we focus on music and artists. We hear new sounds from veteran guitar maestro Djelimady Tounkara, and Wassoulou music stars Nahawa … Read more »

  • blog July 15, 2016

    Fatoumata Diawara Announces North American Tour

    After taking in Minnesota and New York earlier in the year, Malian superstar Fatoumata Diawara returns to North America in August for a string of summer festival dates. A tireless and passionate performer with a commanding onstage presence, Fatou—as she … Read more »

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