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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 »

  • video April 9, 2014

    Bassekou Kouyate live video from Afropop’s 25th Anniversary Gala!

    Back in September, Afropop Worldwide celebrated our 25th anniversary in style, with a gala concert at City Winery featuring many of our favorite musicians, including Malian ngoni virtuoso Bassekou Kouyate and his band Ngoni Ba. They played a bring-down-the-house set to … Read more »

  • blog March 24, 2014

    Habib Koite Celebrates His Homeland–Mali

    Habib Koite brought his new band to the City Winery in New York on March 6 for what turned out to be the best concert we’ve seen all year. The band is smaller and younger, and features Issa Kone on … Read more »

  • blog March 19, 2014

    Toumani Diabaté and Sidiki Diabaté Perform (and Record!) Together

    A few weeks ago, World Circuit Records announced the first joint musical offering from Malian kora legend Toumani Diabaté and his son, Sidiki Diabaté. Simply titled Toumani and Sidiki, the album is out May 5 and the lead-up to its … Read more »

  • blog February 27, 2014

    Trio Da Kali: The New Face of Mande Music from Mali

    Lassana Diabate (Eyre 2014) Fans of African music everywhere know well the astounding prominence of Mande griot music in the continent’s musical pantheon. Even leaving aside all Mali’s desert blues and rich pentatonic music traditions, if we look at just … Read more »

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