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NYC: Musicians For Mali Concert w/ Toubab Krewe


Toubab Krewe has organized a stellar line up of Malian and American artists to celebrate Malian Independence Day, heighten awareness about the ongoing crisis in Mali, and raise aid for refugees. Musicians for Mali, thrown in partnership with Afropop Worldwide and the Malian Cultural Center, will benefit Relief International and Instruments4Africa — a Bamako-based non-profit committed to cultural preservation. Performers will include Toubab Krewe (with a special appearance by Bajah), Balla Kouyate, Abdoulaye Alhassane Toure, Oran Etkin, Benyoro and Banning Eyre. Don't miss out!

What: Musician For Mali benefit with live performances by Toubab Krewe (with a special appearance by Bajah), Balla Kouyate, Abdoulaye Alhassane Toure, Oran Etkin, Benyoro and Banning Eyre.

When: Saturday, September 22. 6:00 PM Doors/ 8:00 PM Show

Where: City Winery. 155 Varick St. @ Vandam Soho, NYC.

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