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Salif Keita Youtube Mali

This youtube acoustic guitar video is of the great musician Salif Keita from Mali in Africa.  Salif is an albino desecendant of a a great leader of a warrior tribe.  He moved from Mali to other parts of Africa and mixed his music with elements from the Ivory Coast and Senegal.  He became successful after moving to France and had a sensational album called Soro in the 1980’s. His music is generally very percussive and is a mix of electronic as well as traditional. To hear him in this context is quite unique because watching it, you can analyse his style a little better than in the broader context of a band.