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  • blog January 21, 2015

    Longing For the Festival in the Desert

    The horrific massacres in Paris recently recall similarly motivated atrocities committed in northern Mali in 2012-13. In both cases fanaticism and intolerance attacked freedom of artistic expression and religious beliefs. Extremists in Mali banned all forms of music and threatened … Read more »

  • program January 7, 2015

    globalFEST 2012

    Every year in the dead of winter, the much-anticipated world music extravaganza globalFEST lights up New York City. In anticipation of the 2015 edition, we are encoring a show from one of our favorite years. We’ll hear the samba sensation … Read more »

  • blog January 2, 2015

    Sahel Sounds Drops End-of-Year Mix

    2014 was full of dope mixes, and before it could come to a close, Chris Kirkley at Sahel Sounds gave us one more. His year-end mix is an outstanding collection of old and new tracks, capping off what was a very productive … Read more »

  • interview December 22, 2014

    Salif Keita Speaks Out on His Career, Mali’s Crisis and Retirement

    Mali’s pre-eminent singer/songwriter/bandleader came to New York this fall with an unusual act. In the past, he has brought blazing electric ensembles from Paris or New York, and, in recent years, a superb, mostly Malian band featuring acoustic African instruments. … Read more »

  • blog December 9, 2014

    Afropop Holiday Party!

    Photo: Benyoro’s Idrissa Koné Our crew threw a super fun Afropop Holiday Benefit Party recently in New York. Benyoro ruled. They are one of the hottest African bands in New York, mixing artists from Mali, Guinea and throughout the U.S. and playing … Read more »

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