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  • interview April 10, 2014

    Return to Timbuktu: Documentary Film in Progress with Michael Meredith

    Michael Meredith is an independent filmmaker, screenwriter and director, well known for his collaborations with Wim Wenders. Through Wenders, Michael has become a huge fan of Malian music, and over the past two years he has been working on his … 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 »

  • program February 14, 2013

    Guitar Voices From Mali and South Africa

    This program, originally aired in 2007 as “New Guitar Voices,” features two amazing guitar innovators, new on the international scene that year. Vieux Farka Touré had recently made his highly acclaimed debut in North America. Senior Editor, Banning Eyre … Read more »

  • review October 14, 2007

    Vieux Farka Toure

    Before he died, Mali’s most celebrated guitar troubadour, Ali Farka Touré, told his musician son that as he ventured into other musical worlds, he should let tradition be his compass. Based on this sterling debut, the son has learned well. … Read more »

  • interview February 8, 2007

    Vieux Farka Toure: 2007

    Afropop Worldwide’s Banning Eyre and Sean Barlow interviewed Malian guitarist and singer Vieux Farka Touré the day after his U.S. debut concert at Wesleyan University in Middletown Connecticut on Februray 4, 2007.  Here’s the text of their interview. Photos by … Read more »

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