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Salif Keita artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

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Africa 300

July 23, 2009 These five songs, from the repertoire of Afropop legends, will work within any summer party mix.

November 11, 2002 New acoustic music from Youssou N'dour; The African fusion of Mali's Salif Keita; The remastered...

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Salif Keita

July 6, 2010 The Malian singer's new album finds him more at home in his own sound than ever.

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Malian singing legend Oumou Sangare performing in Essaouira, Morocco in June 2012.

March 13, 2013 Read a list of 100 essential songs from the troubled but musically rich West African country.

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August 16, 2006 Afro-pop pioneer Salif Keita says an acoustic sound is more "emotional, spontaneous."

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M'Bemba

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  • Album: M'Bemba
  • Artist: Salif Keita
  • Label: Decca
  • Released: 2006
 

Folon

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  • Album: Folon
  • Artist: Salif Keita
  • Label: Mango
  • Released: 1995