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  1. The Music

    Posted Feb 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Salif Keita- The Golden Voice of Africa Singer Salif Keita (above) from Mali performs soulful Malian acoustic ballads fused with funk. Thu-Fri, 8pm, HK City Hall, Concert Hall, Edinburgh Place, Central, $220-$400 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430 ...

  2. Mali singer goes back to his roots

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Annabel Walker

    ... but Salif Keita stood alone when he launched his singing career. Although he was born into the horon- a caste in Mali that traces its roots to Sunjata Keita, who founded the Malian empire in 1240- ... to launch his solo career. 'I spent almost 25 years away from Mali and during that time I learnt a lot, almost everything, from a lot of people around the world,' he says. 'I met ...

  3. Windows of world music open upon exotic soundscapes

    Posted Jan 12th 2006, 12:00am by Sam Olluver

    ... in the artist's home in Mali, west Africa. Dubbed the 'African Caruso', Keita brings European and Latin American influences to his African melting-pot of styles and sounds. His artistry ... the Ivory Coast and Senegal, along with influences from Cuba, Spain and Portugal. There is also a distinctive Islamic resonance to his music. Political unrest in Mali in the mid-1970s prompted Keita ...

  4. Poem promotes fair trade

    Posted Jan 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... star, His family farms maize in Guadalajara. You and I, let's Insist for J, Justice: Kenya needs to sell its dairy items Lesotho, its many, many garments Mozambique the sugar, Mali ...

  5. Axis of evil has grown into a nexus of nastiness

    Posted Aug 20th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... is a staunch supporter of Iran and Syria; sought unity and energy pacts with Qatar, Mali and Vietnam; and, most tellingly, pledged friendship with and loyalty to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Definitely add Belarus and Russia to Mr Bush's list and put Mali, Vietnam and Qatar in the margin. But for Mr Bush, there is the most worrying name of all to include: China. Beijing numbers Iran ...

  6. Job requirement: deep pockets. Benefits: hardly any

    Posted May 21st 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... behind fast-developing Croatia. Package tour pioneer Jackie Wong See-sum does not represent some idyllic island retreat, but the struggling African nation of Mali. As millionaire race-horse owner ...

  7. The new Utopians

    Posted May 19th 2006, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... to Vorovoro and to Tui Mali, chief of the Yavusa tribe. Tui Mali, his brother and their families are the sole inhabitants of Vorovoro, with the rest of the tribe living on a nearby island. The chief didn't want to ally himself with resort operators, fearing his cherished home would be turned into a monstrous luxury complex. But after talking with the partners, Tui Mali agreed to lease ...

  8. Lone African candidate assured of strong support

    Posted Oct 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... seven votes on the WHO's 34-member executive board: Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Namibia, Rwanda, Lesotho and Liberia. The regional alliances that usually dictate the first round of secret ...

  9. Commercial whaling

    Posted May 28th 2006, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... joined the pro-whaling lobby in the 66-member commission. Some do not have a tradition of whaling. Mongolia and Mali do not even have a coastline. Critics accuse Japan of buying their crucial ...

  10. Worldly platter

    Posted Jun 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Oriental Orchestra of Kuching), Africa (Mali's Nahawa Doumbia), and Scotland (Peatbog Faeries) are also being represented. 'We scout for groups all year,' says Jimbau. 'And we ...




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