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  • blog July 25, 2016

    Mylmo N’Sahel Raps the History of Mali

    “Here, everything happens in real time,” Mylmo N’Sahel notes, speaking to the open doors and uninterrupted visibility of life in his community. He is but one of many observers who have seen Mali develop and change first-hand over the past … Read more »

  • feature May 20, 2016

    You Gotta See These Kids!

    On our program Hip Deep in Mali: Growing Into Music in 21st  Century Bamako, listeners meet three extraordinarily talented children, young griots learning music in a challenging environment. But with kids this remarkable, seeing is believing. So here are two short … Read more »

  • blog March 4, 2016

    Film Review: They Will Have to Kill Us First

    A powerful new film about Malian music and recent history debuted on March 3 in cities around the world, including screenings in 51 African countries and a soiree in New York that culminated in a fiery set by the band … 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 »

  • feature February 17, 2016

    Afropop Returns to Mali

    Hello from Bamako, where it seems almost no one has heard of Donald Trump. How refreshing! Banning Eyre and I arrived here about 10 days ago and hit the ground running, doing numerous interviews, concert recordings, video documentation and more. … Read more »

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