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Salif Keita and the Birth of Afro-Pop

Malian singer-songwriter Salif Keita is a pioneer of African popular music who sings about racism and political struggle.

Independent producer Reese Erlich recently traveled to Bamako, Mali, to gauge the impact of Keita's music on the people of Mali and his role in the birth of the Afro-Pop sound.

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Reese Erlich