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  • blog August 29, 2017

    Amadou and Mariam’s New Video “La Confusion”

    Amadou and Mariam, musicians from Mali who are now based in France, have released a video for their new album’s title track, “La Confusion.” Fittingly enough, this earworm of a song might just make you go “Huh?” Their story has … Read more »

  • blog February 22, 2017

    Ticket Giveaway: Africa Now! At the Apollo Theater

    World Music Institute is back at it again with its highly anticipated annual presentation, Africa Now! in partnership with the Apollo Theater. This year’s concert will be hosted by South African comedian, coproducer and writer Loyiso Gola. The audience will … Read more »

  • blog September 8, 2016

    Win Tickets to See Vieux Farka Touré in New York

    Vieux Farka Touré is so fleet-fingered that he never uses one note when he’s got room for six—and it seems like he can always make room. Seeing the guitarist play live, as he slips in and around the beat in … Read more »

  • blog June 18, 2015

    Songhoy Blues Live at Mercury Lounge

    Malian rock band Songhoy Blues played at Mercury Lounge in New York on Tues., June 16, and they rocked the house. Their story is a fascinating one. Many of the best-known musicians from Mali usually hail from Timbuktu, Bamako, and even … Read more »

  • program April 12, 2012

    Timbuktu, Dakar, Fes Flight Plan

    Frequent flyers, start your engines! We’re heading to some of our favorite festivals – The Desert Festival in Timbuktu, The Ebony Festival in Dakar, and The Sacred World Music Festival in Fes Morrocco to hear highlights from these inspired extravaganzas. … Read more »

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