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  • interview October 16, 2017

    Mdou Moctar Talks Tuareg Film and Music

    Mdou Moctar is a Tuareg guitarist and singer/songwriter from Niger. He has been touring in the United States in support of his third album, Sousoume Tamachek. It’s a beautiful, intimate session, blending acoustic and electric guitar, male voices and light … Read more »

  • program August 17, 2017

    Sahel Sounds: Modern Music from Mali

    Working closely with Christopher Kirkley, the writer and recordist behind the Sahel Sounds Blog and label, we will meet the newest generation of musicians from Mali. With their possibilities transformed by technology and their musical tastes reshaped by an exposure … Read more »

  • botb June 7, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Remembering Ali Farka Toure

    Today’s edition of “Best of The Beat” provides a sidebar for our interview with Manny Anser, the director of the now-nomadic Festival in the Desert, which has been effectively homeless since 2013 due to the continuing insecurity in northern Mali. … Read more »

  • blog June 6, 2017

    Manny Ansar Reflects on the Festival au Desert in Timbuktu

    Manny Ansar is the man behind the Festival au Desert, an annual concert in Mali which started in 2001. Due to terrorism and threats of violence in northern Mali, the festival has been canceled since 2012. In response to the … Read more »

  • review May 11, 2017

    Osas–It’s Time

    Alhousseini Anivolla first came to us with the Niger-based Tuareg guitar band Etran Finatawa. This, his second solo album, was recorded in North Wales with producer/bass player Colin Bass, a veteran of many fine global music projects over the years. … Read more »

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