The effervescent Malian singer and songwriter, Awa Sangho, recently graced the stage of the Elebash Recital Hall in New York City. Atane Ofiaja had the privilege of seeing her artistry, supported by a handful of some of Africa’s most notable musical talents
How long is a generation? If we conservatively say two decades, then Toumani Diabaté’s family have been telling stories with the kora for more than 1400 years. Here, the master teacher answers questions for This Is Africa in an exclusive interview.
A perfect blend of traditional and contemporary styles and sounds from Swiss-Malian songstress Thaïs Diarra.
Blistering heat, beverages, women and music may provide a short list of memories for the multi-sensory experience that is the capital city of Mali, Bamako, and for this article alone, these items will be ticked off in that particular order of importance