Fatoumata Diawara performing at the Africa Now Festival at the Apollo Theater.
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I love this photo by Malick Sidibé. A Malian man holding up a Jimmy Smith Blue Note record. I can relate to this picture on multiple levels.
The Jack Shainman Gallery in NYC will present a Malick Sidibé exhibition starting tomorrow with a reception from 6-8pm. More info here.
Oumou Sangaré - Worotan
Lobi Traoré - Bamako Nights
I love these shots of Amadou & Mariam. I love them period. See more at their website.
Last week, I was invited to cover Vieux Farka Touré performing at the Elebash Recital Hall.
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Poetry in motion: Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté - Debe live at Bozar
Vieux Farka Touré - Mon Pays
We discovered these great portraits by Anastasia Karpenko on Another Africa. In these photo series Karpenko captured Dogon dancers from Mali without their masks in this intimate look at their life and culture.
This is Africa, our Africa
Kedhou ag Ossad is a Tuareg musician from Mali. He is part of the band Terakaft. Prior to that, he was an original member of Tinariwen.