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.
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.
Items in some western, fast-food chains are disappearing from the menu in China. Why? They potentially contain meat that was beyond its expiration date. Meanwhile a US Congressman gets confused over the nationality of two US government employees, and a survivor of a Taiwanese plane crash describes her ordeal — in today's Global Scan.
What happens when a Jewish rock band from Brooklyn travels to Mali and starts a collaboration with local artists? An album with the working title, 'The House of Friendly Ghosts.' Anna Boiko-Weyrauch has the story from Bamako.