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  • review February 16, 2015

    Four From Mali

    Mali has suffered through three years of political instability and tension, with serious consequences for musicians’ livelihoods, not only in the troubled north but in the capital, Bamako. And all that comes on top of the collapse of the recorded … Read more »

  • blog December 9, 2014

    Afropop Holiday Party!

    Photo: Benyoro’s Idrissa Koné Our crew threw a super fun Afropop Holiday Benefit Party recently in New York. Benyoro ruled. They are one of the hottest African bands in New York, mixing artists from Mali, Guinea and throughout the U.S. and playing … Read more »

  • review December 3, 2014

    The Paris Session

    Guest reviewer Jeffrey Callen, a writer, ethnomusicologist and consultant based in San Francisco, contributes an album review and his take on a recent live show by the innovative Israeli-Malian group Toure Raichel Collective at the Nourse Theater in San Francisco. … Read more »

  • blog March 24, 2014

    Habib Koite Celebrates His Homeland–Mali

    Habib Koite brought his new band to the City Winery in New York on March 6 for what turned out to be the best concert we’ve seen all year. The band is smaller and younger, and features Issa Kone on … Read more »

  • blog February 11, 2013

    Festival in the Desert Wins Freemuse Award

    We at Afropop are delighted that the valiant Festival au Désert in Mali as been honored with the Freemuse Award for 2013. Marie Korpe, the Executive Director of Freemuse, says “In spite of extreme Islamists’ attempts to silence all music … Read more »

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