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Calendar, Night&Day The Guitar heard Round the World

The Guitar heard Round the World

There's really only one African guitarist whose music is so popular outside Africa that he constantly tours across Europe and the United States. Habib Koite's songs appeal to audiences from France to Germany, from Italy to the United States,…
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Music, All Shook Down Ricardo Lemvo brings the Mambo to GAMH Tomorrow

Ricardo Lemvo brings the Mambo to GAMH Tomorrow

Along with Habib Koite, Ricardo Lemvo  is one of those guys who always seems to be on every Putumayo world music compilation, playing funky Congolese-inflected Latin music. Though he's currently based in Los Angeles, Lemvo hasn't appeared much on…
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Calendar, Night&Day There's a Griot  Goin' On

There's a Griot Goin' On

Africa's musical heart is buried somewhere in Mali, a nation of diverse cultures and home to world music heavyweights like Ali Farka Touré, Salif Keita, and Oumou Sangare. American music owes its own debts to the West African nation as…
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Calendar, Night&Day Good Golly, It's Mali

Good Golly, It's Mali

Mali, the largest country in West Africa, reached its pinnacle of power in the 14th century, when it dominated the trans-Saharan gold trade and its fabled city of Timbuktu became a hub of wealth and culture. Today, 40 years after…
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