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

Read The Mali 100, Presented By Afropop Worldwide

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

Salif Keita

Listen Salif Keita Savors 'La Difference'

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


Read African Dance Party: Celebrating A Continent

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

Listen Salif Keita Returns to Mali's Traditional Sounds

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


Listen Hoagy Carmichael, Youssou N'Dour, Django Reinhardt

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

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