Where are Songhoy Blues from?

Bamako, Mali
Songhoy Blues/Origin

What language is Songhoy blues?

SONGHOY BLUES: (Singing in French).

What is Malian music called?

Mandinka. The Mandinka live in Mali, The Gambia and Senegal and their music is influenced by their neighbors, especially the Wolof and Jola, two of the largest ethnic groups in the Senegambian region. The kora is the most popular instrument.

Is music still banned in Mali?

Nowhere does music have a greater social and political importance than in the vast desert state of Mali. It is shocking, therefore, that it has been banned across much of the two-thirds of Mali currently controlled by Islamic rebel groups. Malian musicians have become household names in the west.

Who is Mali’s most famous singer?

Kassé Mady Diabaté – “Simbo” This 66-year-old griot (storyteller) has been called the greatest singer in all of Mali.

What language do the Tuareg speak?

Tamashek is the language of the Tuareg, who often call themselves the Kel Tamagheq, or Tamashek speakers. The language is also spoken in Algeria and Mali and possesses its own writing, called tifinagh, which is in widespread use.

Where is the Songhoy Blues Music Group from?

Songhoy Blues is a desert blues music group from Timbuktu, Mali.

When did Songhoy Blues come to Bamako?

Songhoy Blues began playing on the Bamako club circuit, attracting both Songhoy and Tuareg fans. In September 2013, Africa Express, a group of American and European musicians and producers led by Damon Albarn, visited Bamako to record an album of collaborations.

When did Songhoy Blues release their first album?

Songhoy Blues is a desert blues music group from Timbuktu, Mali. The band was formed in Bamako after they were forced to leave their homes during the civil conflict and the imposition of Sharia law. The band released their debut album, Music in Exile via Transgressive Records on February 23, 2015,…

When did Soubour by Songhoy Blues come out?

They worked with Zinner to record “Soubour,” meaning patience. The track was released in December 2013 on Maison Des Jeunes, the 2013 Africa Express compilation. Following the success of “Soubour”, the band returned to the studio with Zinner and co-producer Marc-Antoine Moreau to work on an album.