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.
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.
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.