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  • blog April 26, 2016

    Imarhan: Tuareg Rock on Steroids

    Imarhan is a young Tuareg rock band, originally from Tamanrasset in Mali, but currently living in southern Algeria during these challenging days for Tuareg people in West Africa. (Check out Afropop’s recent program The Tuareg Predicament in Mali for more … Read more »

  • blog April 18, 2016

    Acoustic Africa: Habib Koite and Vusi Mahlasela at the Met

    For the fourth installment of the Acoustic Africa series, old friends Habib Koité and Vusi Mahlasela joined forces again, 10 years after their appearance together in the 2006 debut of the series. On April 13 these two big stars of … Read more »

  • botb April 12, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Habib Koite

    He’s not your father’s griot. I first saw Habib Koite perform at WOMEX in Brussels, in 1995, the year his first album, Muso Ko, was released. Bamada, his energetic band, was clearly based in traditional music but had a definite … Read more »

  • 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 »

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