Salif Keita

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Womad festival review – polyphony and politics in global soundclash
Septuagenarians shone at the 37th edition of the globe-trotting music festival, that also subtly railed against Brexit with quirky European talent

Robin Denselow

30, Jul, 2019 @8:36 AM

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Salif Keita: ‘Democracy is not a good thing for Africa’
The ‘golden voice of Africa’ has just released his final album. And though he is visibly tired, he is still in love with his guitar

Kim Willsher

06, Feb, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Salif Keita: Un Autre Blanc review – a retirement gift from a singular voice
Keita’s final album features everyone from Angélique Kidjo to Alpha Blondy, but it’s his vocals that stand out

Robin Denselow

25, Jan, 2019 @8:30 AM

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Social media rallies behind west African alternative to Band Aid 30
After an outpouring of criticism for Bob Geldof’s response to Ebola, Twitter shows its support for a different charity single with a practical message

Maeve Shearlaw

20, Nov, 2014 @2:04 PM

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Les Ambassadeurs du Motel de Bamako review – one of Africa's great bands
This compilation of songs by the legendary 1970s Mali band, featuring Salif Keita and Amadou Bagayoko, is glorious, writes Robin Denselow

Robin Denselow

24, Jul, 2014 @8:45 PM

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Salif Keita review – unplugged but still electric

The Malian superstar reins in the fusion with a largely acoustic set that brings his music back home, writes Kitty Empire

Kitty Empire

13, Apr, 2014 @10:00 AM

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Salif Keita and Seckou Keita – review

Salif Keita was in magnificent, powerful voice, spurred on by solos from kora and electric guitar, while Seckou Keita provided the most hypnotic instrumental work of the night, writes Robin Denselow

Robin Denselow

09, Apr, 2014 @5:47 PM

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Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes – review
Africa Express's mission to promote co-operation between African and western musicians continues apace on this magnificent compilation, writes Robin Denselow

Robin Denselow

05, Dec, 2013 @10:15 PM

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WOMADelaide festival 2013 – review

Hugh Masekela and Goran Bregovic made sweltering festival-goers at the WOMADelaide festival in South Australia feel even hotter

Caspar Llewellyn Smith

11, Mar, 2013 @1:45 PM

WOMADelaide festival 2013 – in pictures

Hugh Masekela, Jimmy Cliff, Salif Keita and Tim Rogers and the Bamboos have all appeared at WOMADelaide – the Australian version of Womad, taking place in Adelaide – while festivalgoers have partied in the sweltering sun

Alicia Canter

10, Mar, 2013 @5:22 PM

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Glastonbury 2013 lineup: first act announced

Malian singer Rokia Traoré is first act to be unveiled for 2013 festival as organisers plan show of solidarity with African country

Caspar Llewellyn Smith

17, Jan, 2013 @6:49 PM

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Can opera singers sing pop – and vice versa?

Orlando Gough: It takes years of training for opera singers to master their art. But would those skills help or hinder in singing pop songs?

Orlando Gough

28, Jul, 2011 @10:00 PM

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