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  • program October 5, 2017

    Accounting for Taste

    When we talk about the influence of American performers on African music, we usually think about a few obvious examples, legends like Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix or James Brown. In this episode, we go beyond these stars to explore the … Read more »

  • hip-deep January 5, 2017

    Hip Deep in Mali: The Tuareg Predicament

    The confederations and clans collectively known as the Tuareg descend from the oldest inhabitants of North Africa. They lead a mostly nomadic existence across the Sahara Desert, in the lands we now know as Algeria, Libya, Niger and Mali. Tuareg … Read more »

  • blog April 7, 2016

    Imarhan Releases Eponymous Video

    Imarhan can be translated to mean “the ones I care about” in Tamasheq, and the jovial, intimate visuals in the video clip from the Tuareg group’s forthcoming debut album, also titled Imarhan, lives up to the translation. Filmed by Dalel … Read more »

  • interview March 31, 2016

    Susan Rasmussen on the Tuareg

    Susan Rasmussen is a professor of anthropology at the University of Houston. She has conducted of some 30 years of field work among rural and urban Tuareg communities in Niger and Mali, and more recently, African immigrants in France. She … 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 »

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