Tinariwen’s Desert Ride In ‘Toumast Tincha (The People Have Been Sold Out)’
Mali In Hi-8: Robert Plant’s ‘Zirka’ Series
Vieux Farka Touré ‘Nouhoume Maiga (Afriquoi Remix)’ + Win Tix To Vieux Live In NYC
Interview: Vieux Farka Touré On The Role Of Malian Musicians Against Extremists + His New ‘Mon Pays’ LP
Amadou & Mariam North American Tour
Malian gem-strummers Amadou and Mariamwill be embarking on their first North American tour since 2009.
Photos: Malick Sidibé Portraits of Mali
Mali’s legendary photographer, Malick Sidibé is curated in a new photo collection, Malick Sidibé: Portraits of Mali, hitting stores today.
Video: Bono x Tinariwen At The Festival au Désert
U2 singer and humanitarian extraordinaire Bono was recently spotted at the annual Festival au désert (Festival in the Desert) in Mali with Tinariwen.
Video: Tinariwen ‘Isweigh Attay’
Desert campfire clip for “Isweigh Attay,” a more subdued clip off Tinariwen‘s Tassili LP.
Audio: Agali Ag Amoumine ‘Takamba’
Check out the latest Lo-fi electric Tehardent and Calabash recording from Timbuktu compliments of Sahel Sounds.
An African Minute: Thiat Makinwa of Dynamic Africa
We ask Thiat Makinwa about Dynamic Africa, the eye-opening blog that is a one-stop shop for a wide variety of perspectives on Africa.
NYC: The Most Remote Music Festival In The World
This Thursday in NYC check out the Essakane Film about the Festival in the Desert, and Tinariwen at Gramercy Park.
Audio: Cheick Hamala Diabaté ‘Sigi Diya’
Electric Cowbell presents ngoni virtuoso Cheick Hamala Diabaté‘s fusion of traditional griot rhythms and electric American sounds, grab a free download!