“Music comes from Africa” – Aliou Touré of Songhoy Blues. They are Songhoy people from Northern Mali and they play the blues, the African desert blues. Aliou tells us about how the band found a new musical path by meeting Damon Albarn and becoming part of the African-British artist collaboration Africa Express. After leaving the troubled, music and culture hostile regime in Northern Mail, the band was formed in Mali’s capital Bamako – their exile music is about peace and reconciliation and the blend of traditional and modern sound makes for forceful, sparkling songs that’ll make our body move.
Recorded at Global Copenhagen
Filmed by Kristoffer Juel Poulsen
Mixed by Klaus Q Hedegaard