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  • blog September 16, 2014

    Salif Keita Ticket Giveaway

    You may have heard of Salif Keita. You may have heard Salif Keita. You may even have seen Salif Keita. But have you ever seen Salif Keita for FREE? No? Then you may just be in luck. This Thursday, September … Read more »

  • review September 12, 2014

    Les Ambassadeurs du Motel de Bamako

    The central irony of Salif Keita’s early career is how a noble—a descendant of the Mande Empire’s founder Sunjata Keita, yet—could assume the profile of a griot, a musical orator of a distinctly lower social status. When Keita arrived on … Read more »

  • blog September 10, 2014

    Toumani Diabaté Returns to NYC to Wish Nonesuch Records a Happy 50!

    Nonesuch Records is 50 years old. And what is perhaps the most independent and durable label in modern American history is hosting a 20-day birthday bash at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Sept. 9-28. From Afropop’s perspective, Nonesuch has … Read more »

  • video September 9, 2014

    “Now Having Money Is More Important…”: Malian Traditions on Video

    Instruments 4 Africa is a nonprofit founded by Tama Walley and Paul Chandler. This video is their first in a series of short vignettes on traditional music in Mali. Paul has been living and teaching in Mali since 2003, and … Read more »

  • blog September 3, 2014

    ¡Globalquerque! Festival Celebrates 10th Year

    ¡Globalquerque!, now in its 10th year, will take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sept. 19-20. Although we are on the opposite side of the country here in Brooklyn, we will be admiring the festival from afar and urge those … Read more »

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