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Bamako :: Mali | 5 months ago

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The thought of home movies of a trip abroad can elicit groans, unless they happen to be taken by somebody like Robert Plant. Using footage from a 2003 trip to Mali to take part in the Festival of the Desert, Plant  assembled an eight-episode

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Bamako :: Mali | 8 months ago

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This is unique music from a rich culture that will broaden your personal musical horizons. South African Derek Gripper is the world's first guitarist to successfully translate the music of the 21-string West African kora onto solo guitar...Gripper's

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Bamako :: Mali | 9 months ago

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Alice Mutasa Musicians, and camels, at the Festival au Desert near Timbuktu in Mali in 2011. This year that event is in exile because of political turmoil, and it is currently performing around New York. That is why the festival's Web site refers to

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Bamako :: Mali | 9 months ago

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the Rose Bowl Parade, free-flying parrots and the little old ladies among them -- but it's never been considered a center for the rhythmic arts. Which is to say, few, if any, notable dance moves have been born here.  You wouldn't have known this on

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Bamako :: Mali | 10 months ago

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Contributing Music Writer Given the cultural and war-torn strife that has besieged his homeland of Mali over the past 18 months, Vieux Farka Toure's Mon Pays is a novelty...It is instead a remembrance of Mali's cultural splendor, one seemingly

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Lisbon :: Portugal | 11 months ago

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The Idan Raichel Project, "Quarter to Six" (Cumbancha) The idea that one could create a cohesive album by pulling together unique voices singing in different languages and from different musical traditions would seem daunting. Yet this challenge is

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Bamako :: Mali | 11 months ago

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Suggested Topics What's sometimes missing with guitar-centred African records is a sense of air and space...The Malian bluesman is in a restrained mood, darkly contemplating recent upheavals in his beleaguered land. Albala is therefore a tense yet

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Bamako :: Mali | 11 months ago

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It has been almost nine months since Islamic militants in northern Mali announced that they were effectively banning all music. It's hard to imagine, in a country that produced such internationally renowned music as Ali Farka Toure's blues , Rokia

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Bamako :: Mali | 1 year ago

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2013-02-18 Two weeks ago, Jim Fusillithe Wall Street Journal's rock and pop criticspent time in Paris interviewing Mali musicians for a brilliant column in the paper last week. As most people know, Mali's northern region recently was overrun by

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Bamako :: Mali | over 1 year ago

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January 14, 2013 Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba Jama Ko Out/Here 2013 Malian ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate and his band, Ngoni Ba's third album continues the increasingly outward-looking trajectory of its predecessors. The debut, the lovely Segu Blue (

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