Africa Express Presents: The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians

The new album from Africa Express & the Syrian National Orchestra is a bold alternative to the images of war torn Syria that flood our media.

It's the penultimate night of Africa Express tour of Europe with former and current members of the Syrian National Orchestra. On stage in Istanbul’s stunning Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre, Julia Holter’s boldly vulnerable voice skips above the soaring orchestral strings and Seckou Keita’s lightly percussive kora playing.

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Ngoni Master Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba's Celebratory 'Siran Fen' Video

Watch the music video for "Siran Fen," the lead single off ngoni master Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba's forthcoming 'Ba Power' LP.