Song of the Week: “Mali-ko” by Voices United for Mali


Northern Mali continues to suffer violence and bloodshed as Islamist groups attempt to assert autonomy from the Malian government with factional fighting and intervention from the French Army adding to the conflict.  Some of Mali’s greatest musical artists including Amadou and Mariam, Oumou Sangare, Bassekou Kouyate, Vieux Farka Toure, Djelimady Tounkara, Toumani Diabate, Khaira Arby, Kasse Mady Diabate, Baba Salah, Afel Bocoum, Tiken Jah, Amkoullel and Habib Koite have come together as Voices United for Mali to sing the song “Mali-ko” for peace in their home country.

 

The All Songs Considered blog has more on this song and the supergroup behind it.