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Salif Keita (b. 25 August 1949), is an internationally recognized singer and songwriter from Djoliba, Mali. He has a reputation as the "Golden Voice of Africa", he is also a descendant of the Mali Empire's founder, Sundiata Keita.

He was outcast by his family & ostracized by the community, because he was an albino - a sign of bad luck in Mandinka culture. In 1967, he left Djoliba for Bamako, where he joined the government-sponsored Super Rail Band de Bamako… read more

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  • Knew him through my aunt, I thank her
  • Vendo una entrada para su concierto de La Mar de Músicas. Mi acompañante no puede asistir ese día y es una pena que se desperdicie la entrada. Interesados contactar conmigo.
  • A great artist !
  • he needs to release some live albums :)
  • "Africa"=classic! That's why he made Africa.com's list of the greatest socially conscious artists': http://www.africa.com/blog/5-of-the-greatest-socially-conscious-african-musicians-ever/
  • yes!
  • Great!
  • Saw Salif last night at South Bank London. What a stunning performance.
  • Buenas, Vendo dos entradas para asistir al evento de Salif Keita que tendra lugar en el Palau de Congresos de Girona el próximo domingo 17 de febrero. El motivo es la imposibilidad de asistir al evento. El precio será el mismo al que las compré, 25€ cada entrada. Interesados, enviadme un mensaje a iam13958@hotmail.com
  • EXTENSIVE review of Salif Keita's new record (the one with Roots manuva, Bobby McFerrin and Esperanza Spalding: http://www.trebuchet-magazine.com/salif-keita-tale/

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