Most Shared Stories Tagged: Mali

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Global Hit

Today's Global Hit features a tale of two piano masters -- one from New Orleans, the other from Bamako, Mali. Anchor Marco Werman tells us who they are and how they borrow elements from each other's musical culture.

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Global Hit: Oumou Sangare

Today's Global Hit shines a spotlight on Malian singer Oumou Sangare, currently on a North American tour promoting her latest album, ?Seya.? Anchor Lisa Mullins explains that Sangare is a superstar back home and a champion of women's rights.

Global Politics

Al-Qaeda in North Africa

Security and counterterrorism officials are concerned that a group affiliated with Al Qaeda is gaining strength in North Africa. The group is called ?Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb?. New York Times reporter Eric Schmitt speaks with Anchor Jeb Sharp.

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Bassekou Kouyate

Malian musician Bassekou Kouyate has made his mark with the West African lute the ngoni; not by playing traditional music on the ancient instrument but by exploring its potential with other styles like Western music. Anchor Marco Werman has details.

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Sway Machinery

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.

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Salif Keita

The singer from Mali was born with white skin. His albino condition helped shape his life and his musical career. He talks about that, and performs songs from his new album. Marco Werman's speaks with him.

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Khaira Arby loves Timbuktu

The subject of today's Global Hit is music with a message. Simple messages really. They're sung by Malian musician Khaira Arby. One message is about her love for the city Timbuktu. The other message Khaira Arby wants to convery is women's rights.