Where: Asia Society (725 Park Avenue, New York, NY)
Date: Wednesday, March 3
Time: 6:30pm (with live video webcast)
Longital, Slovakia’s fav. indie duo, don’t believe in coincidences and live life trusting that nothing happens by chance. Magical accident, one after another, have shaped their sound and led them to their musical success. These perfect mishaps in disguise are now bringing them across the ocean for their debut US tour, and you can check ’em out in New York on March 3rd and March 9th (see event details below).
Salif Keita‘s voice is one other mortals can only aspire to. A searing tenor that somehow sounds gritty and glorious all at once, it’s a complicated instrument that transcends language barriers, and with its subtle shadings offers solace and succor, joy and even redemption. It’s not for nothing that Keita is known as the golden voice of Mali.
Given Salif Keita’s incredible talent, it was inevitable that one day music would take him back to his homeland, despite the hardships he once faced there. Recently, that inevitability came to pass. With a 35-year career behind him, Keita returned home to record his latest release, M’Bemba, in Bamako in the studio “Moffou” he had built by the River Niger.