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Mamani Keita

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Friday, January 24th, 2014

Weekend Music Break 66

10 new music videos from Tanzania, Senegal, South Africa, Cameroon, Mali, Congo, and Ghana. But first, Nigeria. Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 have a new record coming out next month. Here’s a first single, with help from Dead Prez’s M-1. In case you were unsure what Seun Kuti thinks of the “I.M.F.”: Young Senegalese singer

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

“Making French money isn’t easy”

Mamani Keita arrived in Paris in the late eighties as a backing vocalist for Salif Keita. And ended up staying. “Making French money isn’t easy,” she sings. It’s the title track of her new album with music...