Sahel Sounds: Modern Music from Mali

“Sahel Sounds: Modern Music from Mali.”
Produced with Sam Backer
Afropop Worldwide
Radio broadcast, 59 min, 2013

Afropop Worldwide broadcast, produced by Sam Backer in collaboration with Christopher Kirkley, this hour long radio show highlights the new gerenation of musicians Mali. Focused on new possibilities of sound, transformed by technology and global influence, these young musicians are radically rethinking centuries old traditions. Highlights include Tuareg guitar bands from the North, Balani Show street parties of Bamako, and the digital MP3 markets of future Mali.