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Bureau of African Affairs Hosts Salif Keita, Prominent Malian Musician


The Department of State
Washington, DC
June 28, 2006

 

 

 

 

Malian native, Cheick Hamala Diabate, and Guinean native, Amadou Kouyate, who is  playing the kora, accompany singer and dancer, Mabinpi Dioubati. The trio performed to honor world famous musician, Salif Keita, during his visit to Washington, DC.

  

 

 


 

 

 

 

Assistant Secretary Jendayi Frazer smiles, as Salif Keita and a member of his band look on, during the festivities hosted in their honor.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Musician and performer Salif Keita hugs Cheick Hamala Diabete, thanking him for his spirited performance, while Mr. Keita's U.S. manager, Coumba Makalou, Assistant Secretary Jendayi Frazer, Deputy Assistant Secretary Carol Thompson, and South African Ambassador, Barbara Masekela look on (left to right).


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