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Salif Keita

Born: Jan 1, 1949 in Djoliba, Mali
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Genre: World
Biography: Salif Keita gave up a lot to pursue his dreams of a career in music. Born to royal lineage, with ancestral roots going back to Soundjata Keita, the founder of the Malian Empire in 1240, Keita was disowned by his father after announcing his plans to play music. Keita's dreams, however, were too strong ...Read full biography
Moffou
Released: 2002
Label: Universal Distribution
Critics' Rating:
Sometimes a return to basics can be the best way for an artist to move forward. For Salif Keita, that's definitely the case with Moffou. In spite of using a hefty number of musicians (17, plus six backing ...Read full review
Amen
Released: 1991
Label: Island Records
Critics' Rating:
An early-'90s album from the great Salif Keita. This one pulls out all the stops to appeal to a Western audience at some level. Keita's vocals are, as always, outstanding. On top of this, though, a slew ...Read full review
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