Mali—one of the poorest countries economically, one of the richest musically.
Amadou & Mariam
Live, Mali (Festival of the Desert), 2010
“Dimanche A Bamako,” live (with David Gilmour, guitar), England (Islington), 2009
“Welcome To Mali,” “Africa,” live, South Africa (Johannesburg), 2010
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I saw Amadou & Mariam, like Orchestra Baobob, with my son Alex—last year at Chicago’s Park West.
How far away does Africa seem to Alex?
About as far, I think, as South Carolina seemed to me at 23.