Voices United for Mali
January 25, 2013 § Leave a comment
“Malian musical traditions are derived from the griots [who I highly recommend learning more about and] who are known as “Keepers of Memories”. Malian music is diverse and has several different genres. Some famous Malian influences in music are kora virtouso musician Toumani Diabaté, the late roots and blues guitarist Ali Farka Touré, theTuareg band Tinariwen, and several Afro-pop artists such as Salif Keita, the duo Amadou et Mariam, Oumou Sangare, and Habib Koité.”1 To read a bit more about the rich and vibrant history of Malian music, click here.
Recently, over 40 of Mali‘s well-known musicians recorded a song that pleads for peace in their country–a nation in which Muslim separatists hope to ban music. Any funds raised by the googleads of this video will go to helping Malian refugees.