From Segou to Timbuktu via enchanted relics of ancient empires, tunes in the dunes, tea with the tuareg and Bamako beats: Welcome to the country of legend.
Words Stefan Simanowitz
"Mali is a special country because everybody here loves music” said rock-legend Bono, during a visit earlier this year. The Irish singer was not wrong. In Mali, music is everywhere. The rhythms of Salif Keita, Amadou & Mariam, Oumou Sangare, and Ali Farka Toure blare out of restaurants, taxis, hair-salons ...