Music from Mali – Salif Keïta

Salif Keïta (born August 25, 1949) is an afro-pop singer-songwriter from Mali. He is unique not only because of his reputation as the “Golden Voice of Africa” but because he has albinism and is a direct descendant of the founder of the Mali Empire, Sundiata Keita. This royal heritage meant that under the Malian caste system, he should never have become a singer, which was deemed to be a griot’s role. Here is the song “Folon “

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Music from Mali – Salif Keita

Salif Keita is one of the most poplar African pop-music artists. Because of having albinism, he was offended by his family when he was young. Albinos need respect too, Salif Keita is a good example for typical albino problems: he had to leave his home early to live in Bamako and reached with detours Paris, to get more popular. We should pay respect to this man, and we should’t despise albinos! His song “Tomorrow” is one of his best: