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NPR The MIx: The Mali 100

NPR The MIx: The Mali 100

Since its inception on public radio on 1988, Afropop Worldwide — and, since 1997, its companion website, — has been deeply committed to exploring the seemingly endless varieties of entrancing music in Mali. Afropop producers have collectively made seven field research trips to the country. They've sometimes spent months there, visiting remote locations and building close relationships with artists. Many of these artists have built loyal international followings and delighted American audiences. In fact, no other African country can boast having as many artists signed to US record labels or touring agencies: , , , , , , , , and others. The 100 songs on this channel, compiled with input from Christopher Kirkley of the blog and label , only scratch the surface of Mali's musical treasures.... Show More


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