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  • 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 »

  • feature February 23, 2016

    Afropop Returns to Mali: Part Two

    Our first report left off as the first annual Festival Acoustik de Mali was wrapping up in Bamako, and we (Sean Barlow and Banning Eyre) were bidding farewell to the fellow journalists and artists who took part in that historic … Read more »

  • botb November 24, 2015

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Bonnie Raitt–A Blueswoman in Mali

    Rereading this piece from 14 years ago, roughly the half-life of Afropop, is nostalgic in so many ways. First, there is the memory of Mali in those wonderful, hopeful days. The tragedies of recent years in this—among the most beloved … Read more »

  • blog June 15, 2015

    Songhoy Blues Ticket Giveaway!

    After fleeing war in their home of Gao in northern Mali, the members of Songhoy Blues moved to Mali’s capital, Bamako, where they formed a group, mixing Songhai traditions with Western rock influences. They soon caught the attention of Nick … Read more »

  • blog December 3, 2014

    Stocking Stuffers Highlights

    Our new show, “Stocking Stuffers 2014” show samples tracks from the best new releases of 2014 to help you come up with gift ideas for the music lovers in your life (and to recap some of the amazing music that’s … Read more »

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