In 2017, celebrated Malian Wassalou singer and activist Oumou Sangaré released Mogoya, her first new album since 2009. During the intervening eight years, she’d largely stepped away from the spotlight to pursue a variety of business ventures, including establishing agricultural projects, opening a hotel, and launching a new car, the Oum Sang. For Sangaré each […]
The night also includes sets from three local singers.
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is Ty Maxon’s “To Theoda,” from his album Calling of the Crows.
Today’s 12 O’Clock is an excellent acoustic demo of some of GBV’s best songs.
The unlikely duet that closed last Wednesday’s Empty Bottle show
The Soft Pack gets acoustic, but not mild.
In Mali, when a family loses a child, by custom they give the next baby an unusual nickname. Ali Toure’s mother had borne nine boys who died in infancy, so when she had her tenth she called him “Farka,” which means “donkey.” And the young Ali did turn out to be stubborn, bucking his country’s […]