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Salif Keita

Mali superstar Salif Keita is one of the best-known and best-loved musicians on the African continent whose distinctive vocals and sound have enchanted millions.

His new album "MBemba," establishes Keita as an artisan of the renaissance in traditional African sounds, even though hes spent the best part of his career elsewhere, in Europe and The United States, in search of his musical salvation.

He made his musical debut in the 60s in the Rail Band and the Ambassadeurs, the two most influential groups in Mali. quickly due to the importing of new instruments especially amplified guitars and the new technology capable of recording them.