Mali, Then and Now
Mali has been in the news lately. (A coup, secession movement, and constitutional crisis will do that.) So while its status remains unresolved and its name is still in the headlines, we at AudioCred want to take a step back
Amadou & Mariam – “Doug Badia”
Musicians Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia met when they were adolescents, at the Institute for the Young Blind in Mali. They dated, eventually married in 1980, and since then have become some of the most visible Malian pop musicians worldwide.
Toumani Diabaté – “Sombou Ya Ya”
I’ve been in love with the kora ever since Toumani Diabaté introduced it to me, years ago. The instrument, which is constructed in the manner of a bridge harp, has a harp-like tone but is played more in the style
Terah Kasozi
Terah Kasozi is a singer-songwriter from Kampala City, Uganda, who currently lives and works in Copenhagen. He’s been performing since he was 6 years old, and will be releasing his first full-length album, Icing Sugar, in February. We’re privileged and pleased
Creole Choir Of Cuba
I consider myself fortunate that I just heard of the Creole Choir of Cuba, as they are embarking on their first US tour. I’m most excited about this Sunday’s performance at Symphony Space in New York – but fear not,
Salif Keita – Coming to America
Despite being a direct descendant of Sundiata Keita, the founder of the Malian Empire, Salif Keita was cast out of his community and ostracized by his family because of his albinism, which is considered bad luck in rural Mali. Luckily