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
World music. An outdated term. A mid-1980s marketing ploy to band together music from various styles, cultures and places. It implies the colonial mentality: there is Europe, (north) America, and the rest of the world. So why maintain this old language?