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  • 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 September 17, 2014

    50 Years of Nonesuch: Five Essential Albums

    Nonesuch Records is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a concert series at Brooklyn Academy of Music that features Caetano Veloso, Toumani Diabaté and Rokia Traoré, among other acclaimed artists. Formed in 1964 by Jac Holzman (the founder of … Read more »

  • blog June 9, 2014

    Anansy Cissé: Mali Overdrive and Free Download of “Aïgouna”

    Anansy Cissé is one of Bamako’s hottest young guitar talents. So we’re very happy to be able to give out a free download of “Aïgouna,” one of the highlights of his new record Mali Overdrive.  Cissé started his career behind … Read more »

  • review November 21, 2013


    This is the debut recording by a young Songhai singer from Dire, a town in the recently conflict-torn Malian north. It’s a beautiful example of music made by Malians for Malians. True, the production itself is a collaboration between Akwaaba … Read more »

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