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With Salif Keita

Mary Anne has a 3 Minute Epiphany from the legendary songwriter, Salif Keita, who is retiring from recording after 50 years making music.

Mary Anne has a 3 Minute Epiphany from the legendary songwriter, Salif Keita, who is retiring from recording after 50 years making music.

His final album ‘Un Autre Blanc’, is a self produced release built with a family of Pan-African and French collaborators and the album picks up the fight for justice for people, such as Salif, who spend their lives living with albinism.

One of the giants of African music, Salif's extraordinary career has spanned five decades and changed the musical landscape forever. Born a prince, Salif was exiled from his village by his family at a young age for the white colour of his skin – seen as a sign of bad luck in Mandinka culture. He moved to the Malian capital Bamako in 1967 at 18 and joined Mali's legendary Rail Band. Over the last fifty years his work has spanned genres and influenced generation after generation of musician.

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Motörhead

    Overkill

    • Essential.
  • Ibibio Sound Machine

    Tell Me

    • Merge Records.
  • AJ Tracey

    Naila (Murlo Remix)

    • Alex Moran.
    • Self Released.
  • Christine and the Queens

    Girlfriend (feat. Dâm-Funk)

    • Because Music Ltd.
  • Arcade Fire

    No Cars Go

    • CD SINGLE.
    • Sonovox.
  • Max Cooper

    Phi

    • MESH.
  • Björk

    Big Time Sensuality

    • One Little Indian Record.
  • Foals

    Exits

    • Warner Bros.
  • Rufus Thomas

    (Do The) Push and Pull (Parts 1 And 2)

  • Yello

    The Race

    • Now 13, Part 2 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • Underworld

    Rez / Cowgirl Live

  • Cake

    The Distance

    • Fashion Nugget.
    • Mercury Records.
  • Mungo’s Hi Fi

    Bike Rider (feat. Pupajim) (feat. Pupajim)

    • Scotch Bonnet Records.
  • Rapsody

    Power (feat. Kendrick Lamar & Lance Skiiiwalker)

    • Def Jam Recordings.
  • The Specials

    Vote For Me

    • UMC.
  • Bibio

    Curls

  • Beastie Boys

    Root Down

    • Ill Communication.
    • Grand Royal.
  • Seahawks

    Over & Over

  • SOAK

    Knock Me Off My Feet

    • Rough Trade Records.
  • IDLES

    Danny Nedelko

    • PARTISAN RECORDS.
  • Prince

    I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man

    • Paisley Park/Warner Bros.
  • Anna Calvi

    Chain

    • Domino Record Co.
  • Salif Keita

    Bah Poulo

    • Un Autre Blanc.
    • Naïve/Believe Records.
  • Damian Marley

    Welcome to Jamrock

    • CD SINGLE.
    • ISLAND.
  • Frankie Knuckles

    Your Love

    • Trax.
  • Jeremy Warmsley

    January

    • Jeremy Warmsley.
  • The Staple Singers

    If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)

    • Stax.
  • James Blake

    Tell Them (feat. Moses Sumney & Metro Boomin)

    • Polydor.
  • Subjective

    Midnight Monsoon

    • Act1: Music For Inanimate Objects.
    • Subjective.
  • Ryan Adams

    The Rain

    • PAX-AM/Blue Note Records.
  • Shabazz Palaces

    Forerunner Foray

    • Sub Pop.
  • The Doors

    L.A. Woman

    • Elektra.

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