Count Sidi Touré among the billions of people around the world who’ve had to revise their plans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Malian singer-guitarist’s previous album, Toubalbero, was recorded live in Bamako’s best studio in order to best showcase his band’s vibrant combination of electric guitars and traditional regional instruments. But between the […]
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
Reader film capsules guide what you should watch online.
A song from Koïma, the new Thrill Jockey release by Malian guitarist Sidi Touré
DePaul Art Museum’s “Studio Malick” shows work by Malian photog Malick Sidibé
Chris O’Dowd, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jon Hamm in Friends With Kids It’s troubled teen week at the European Union Festival Film Festival, whose offerings include Putin’s Kiss, a Danish documentary about the rabid pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi; Innocence, a Czech suspense flick about a 14-year-old who accuses her doctor of rape; Ave, the story […]
Malian singer Oumou Sangare brings her band to Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion.
Globalism gets a hearing in a dusty African backyard.