Mali http://www.kunc.org en Rokia Traoré On Taking Up Music, And Mali's 'Iron Women' http://www.kunc.org/post/rokia-traor-taking-music-and-malis-iron-women <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vshD7FLuVpI</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:50:00 +0000 50043 at http://www.kunc.org Rokia Traoré On Taking Up Music, And Mali's 'Iron Women' Honoring A Duty To Make Music In Silent Mali http://www.kunc.org/post/honoring-duty-make-music-silent-mali The songwriter and guitarist Sidi Touré is a superstar in his native Mali. But in the last 18 months, it hasn't been easy for Malian artists.<p>Islamic extremists are fighting for control of the area around Timbuktu, in the northern part of the country. Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:59:00 +0000 49630 at http://www.kunc.org Honoring A Duty To Make Music In Silent Mali Cheick Hamala Diabate: Tiny Desk Concert http://www.kunc.org/post/cheick-hamala-diabate-tiny-desk-concert There was an awful lot of dancing going on the first time I stumbled upon the music of Cheick Hamala Diabate. On the dance floor at U Street's Tropicalia that night was a rich cross-section of D.C. life, all entranced by the music of Mali.<p>Malian tradition lies at the heart and foot-stomping soul of Cheick Hamala Diabate and his band, but their melodies and undeniable rhythms cut across age and ethnicity. Sat, 06 Jul 2013 08:22:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 46708 at http://www.kunc.org Cheick Hamala Diabate: Tiny Desk Concert Al-Qaida Letter Reprimands Difficult Employee http://www.kunc.org/post/ap-reporter-gathers-al-qaida-documents-mali Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>On a Wednesday, it's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne. You could call it a failing performance review. Recently uncovered correspondence from the North African branch of al-Qaida lays out - in bullet points - the shortcomings of one of its local leaders. In the letter, he is chastised by his bosses for sloppy expense reports, ignoring emails and failing to pull off, quote, "any single spectacular operation."<p>This document, and many others, were discovered by AP reporter Rukmini Callimachi. Wed, 29 May 2013 09:30:00 +0000 44982 at http://www.kunc.org An American In Mali, Teaching The Country's Sounds http://www.kunc.org/post/minnesotan-mali-teaching-countrys-sounds Numbers are down at the American International School in Bamako, the capital of Mali.<p>In just over a year, the country has witnessed a rebellion, a military coup and the occupation by Islamist fighters of the desert northern region, recently largely liberated in a counteroffensive by French-led forces. Sat, 20 Apr 2013 11:39:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 43172 at http://www.kunc.org An American In Mali, Teaching The Country's Sounds