730 21st St Nw
Washington, District of Columbia 20006

M'Bemba, critically acclaimed singer Salif Keita?s follow-up to his 2002 Grammy-nominated Moffou, is filled with jubilant melodies and heartfelt passion. M'Bemba, meaning "Grandfather" in the Bambara language, celebrates Keita's definitive return to his musical Malian roots and culture. Credited as one of the founders of the Afro-pop genre, the West African singer is known the world over for his unforgettable live performances, soaring vocals and his emotionally-fuelled songs.

Known as ?the golden voice of Mali,? Keita?s intoxicating blend of African, jazz, funk, Europop and R&B sounds places him at the forefront of contemporary African music.

His passion and majestic demeanor elevate his ethereal sound; rooted in Mali with influences from Cuba, Spain, Portugal and the Middle East.

Official Website: http://www.lisner.org

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