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Salif Keita at Afro Roots World Music Festival

Friday, April 7, 2017 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: North Beach Bandshell

Tickets are $20 advance – purchase online now.


Community Arts and Culture Presents The 19th Annual Afro Roots World Music Festival

The Golden Voice of Africa, Salif Keita headlines Day 1 of the 19th annual Afro Roots World Music Festival.  Warming up the stage is popular Miami-based Latin group Cortadito.

Salif Keita makes his Florida debut with this exciting concert. One of today’s major Afropop stars, he is a direct descendent of Sundiata Keita, the Mandinka warrior king who founded the Malian empire in the 13th century. Born an albino – a sign of bad luck – Salif Keita was shunned and ostracized by his family and community alike.  In 1967 he moved to Bamako where he began playing in nightclubs with one of his brothers. Two years later he joined the 16-member Rail Band, before moving on to found the legendary Les Ambassadeurs. Now based in Paris, Salif Keita is a revered figure to all those who love African music,