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Concert Review: Bassekou Kouyate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC, 10/30/14)

Bassekou Kouyate playing the ngoni

Kouyate is so heavily identified with the West African lute called the ngoni that the instrument's Wikipedia page features a photo of him. Read More »

Peace Plan for War-Torn Mali Needs School Meals

School feeding in Mali

If funding does not come through for Mali, the children will pay a price, and you cannot build or rebuild a country with children missing out on education. Read More »

Music Review: Tamikrest – ‘Chatma’

Tamikrest

Building on the foundations laid by earlier Touareg bands, Tamikrest have created their own sound and message. Read More »

The World Needs More School Meals

Emergency School Feeding in Mali (World Food Programme)

Some members of Congress want these budgets made responsibly, and are desperately trying to get the fight against hunger at the top of the foreign policy agenda. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Music, Culture & Conflict In Mali’ by Andy Morgan

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A perspective on the uprisings of 2012 in Northern Mali and their implications few others could provide. Read More »

CRS wants McGovern-Dole Expanded to Fight World Hunger

CRS is calling on Congress to increase funding for the McGovern-Dole global school meals program Read More »

Music Review: Various Artists – Live from Festival au Desert, Timbuktu

This is as close as you can get to being at Festival au Desert without actually travelling to the Sahara Desert. Read More »

Music Review: Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba – Jama Ko

This is an amazing album of great music featuring a collection of great musicians. Read More »

Mali and Mauritania: War, Drought and School Meals

A solution to the crisis in Mali will be hard to find if children are hungry and malnourished. Read More »

Festival au Désert 2013 Cancelled Due to Uprising in Northern Mali

This year's Tuareg music festival in Mali will be exported in the form of "events in exile." Read More »