Salif Keita and Ashley Maher & Her Big Global Band
The Golden Voice of Mail - Salif Keita - and Ashley Maher perform African pop and traditional music.
Thursday, August 10, 2006
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA
Known as the "Golden Voice of Mali", multiple Grammy-nominee Salif Keita successfully fuses traditional African music with contemporary Western styles - funk, rap and pop. Delighting audiences from New York to Paris since his humble beginnings in Djoliba, Salif now stands solidly in the center of the Afro-pop music scene.
Ashley Maher is a true new global diva. Following in the footsteps of pioneers like Peter Gabriel and Paul Simon, and sounding like Joni Mitchell meets Youssou NDour, Ashley has recorded four world class albums. Stellar songwriting, her extraordinary voice, and heavenly world grooves put Ashley in a class all her own: sublime world/folk/jazz.
For more info on Ashley Maher, visit http://www.ashleymaher.com/
This concert is presented as part of the 22nd Annual Dance Series 2006 at the Santa Monica Pier. For sponsors and info, visit the website.
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Cost: Free and open to the public
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Sponsor(s): Multiple sponsors - please visit the website (see above) for the complete list. Information about non-ASC events is posted for informational purposes and does not reflect opinions of or endorsements by African Studies personnel.