Mali's famous culture under threat as Islamists ban music

Musicians and some of the fans at this year's Festival of the Desert on the edge of Timbuktu. Photo: AFP

The pickup halted in Kidal, the far-flung Malian desert town that is home to members of the Grammy-winning band Tinariwen.

Friday, 26 October, 2012, 4:55am

World news in brief - September 3, 2012

An Angolan newspaper vendor with the day's news. Photo. AFP

4 hurt in attacks near Damascus complex

3 Sep 2012 - 5:44am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Conflict-of-interest panel to hold public forum

12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

It's for people who want to be somewhere else

Executive chef Philippe Orrico on his HK$15,000-a-head Titanic anniversary dinner

No words can express my grief ... Fang Lizhi has awakened the people's yearning for human rights and democracy

Activist Wang Dan on Fang's death

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The Music

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

19 Feb 2006 - 12:00am


IT IS an exhausting, sometimes discouraging, 7,000-kilometre trip. There is the risk of getting mixed up in the Tuareg rebellion or losing life and limb in the treacherous sands. And a lot to go through in the hope of getting a good price for a second-hand car.

23 Jan 1994 - 12:00am