A year before his death from cancer, famed guitarist Ali Farka Touré of Mali learned that his son had secretly studied music and had become quite accomplished. His son, Vieux Farka Touré, tells The World's Marco Werman how his father passed on the secret of Malian music.
Vieux Farka Touré of Mali helped produce the music that accompanied the World Cup in 2010. His latest album, 'Mon Pays' (My Country), dropped earlier this year and he stopped by The World recently to perform 'Ay Bakoy,' the last track.
Malian group SMOD is out with its third record. The self-titled release features the producing talents of world music superstar Manu Chao. Anchor Marco Werman tells us more about this folk, hip-hop trio.
The World's Marco Werman profiles two musicians who are taking part in the annual South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. Dutch blues guitarist Joep Pelt and blues guitarist Lobi Traore from Mali recorded a CD together.