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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Known around the world as “The Golden Voice of Mali,” Salif Keita's unique sound blends the traditional styles of his West African homeland with influences from Cuba, Spain, Portugal, and the Middle East. The instrumentation that accompanies his singing represents a fusion of European and African popular music, ranging from guitar, organ, and sax to traditional African instruments such as the kora, balafon, and djembe, often synthesized and sampled. He has enjoyed a prosperous career not only in his native Mali, where he was awarded the National Order of Guinea, but also in Europe and America, where he became well-known after moving to Paris and collaborating with other African musicians based there....
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Music

Featured recording “La Difference”

La Difference


2010
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    Talé

    Universal Music Classics & Jazz France
    2012
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    Tolon Willie / Voodoo Reprise (Joe Claussell Remixes)

    Universal Music Classics & Jazz France
    2001
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