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  • blog March 16, 2017

    Salif Keita Ticket Giveaway

    Rising from international fame with Les Ambassadeurs to solo superstardom, Salif Keita, the “Golden Voice of Africa,” is one of the most highly regarded musicians on the continent. Once cast out of his community for albinism, his stupendous voice has … Read more »

  • blog February 9, 2017

    Listen: Oumou Sangaré Featuring Tony Allen–“Yere Faga”

    Two of the continent’s living musical legends have joined forces. In anticipation for her forthcoming album, Oumou Sangaré, the legendary Malian singer, has released a track featuring Tony Allen, the percussion pioneer behind Fela Kuti’s famous Afrobeat. The song is … 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 »

  • blog June 14, 2016

    Mamadou Kelly and Ban Kai Na: U.S. Summer Tour Announced

    The shimmering acoustic guitar and Malian rhythms of Mamadou Kelly and his band, Ban Kai Na, will be on hand as they return to the U.S. for an extensive summer tour. Once a member of Ali Farka Toure’s famed group, … 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 »

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