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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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    Oumou Sangare Female vocalists have dominated Mali's vibrant music scene ever since the West African country gained independence from France in the late 1950s. However, a strict caste system has traditionally limited performance opportunities in most areas to the jalis…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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