Ben Zabo ‘Wari Vo’

Need a burst of energy to get you to the end of the week? Look no further than Malian singer Ben Zabo whose music, full of rich textures and harmonies, would rouse any snoozing person into life. Zabo is from the Bwa ethnic group, a culture where the music traditions are more upbeat and energetic […]

Vieux Farka Touré ‘Peace’

Mali has been torn apart by the fighting between Tuareg and Islamic rebels since early 2012, it’s disrupted the whole country and in that time many musicians have spoken out about the horrors of living in a country at war. Son of legendary Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré, who passed away in 2006, Vieux has carried […]

Voices United for Mali ‘Mali-ko’ (Peace / La Paix)

Anyone who knows me will also know that I’m a massive fan of music from the African Continent. I do try and post some on here once in a while too (e.g. the excellent Salif Keita last week). Mali in particular strikes a chord, the country is seeped in music tradition and music by the likes of Toumani […]