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Keïta, Salif, 1949-

LC control 91032646
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LC classificationML419.K43 Biography
Personal name headingKeïta, Salif, 1949-
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Variant(s)Keyita, Salifu, 1949-
Associated countryMali Côte d'Ivoire France
Birth date19490825
Field of activityPopular music
AffiliationSuper Rail Band
Ambassadeurs du motel (Musical group)
Ambassadeurs internationaux (Musical group)
Profession or occupationSingers Composers
Found inAmbassadeurs Internationaux (Musical group). Dance music from West Africa [SR] p1984: label (Salif Keita) container (b. in Mali; musician & songwriter; not to be confused with soccer player of same name)
Penguin encycl. of popular music (Keïta, Salif, b. Djoliba, Mali, 1949; vocalist & composer)
Britannica online, viewed Feb. 21, 2015 (Salif Keita, Malian singer-songwriter; b. Aug. 25, 1949; known for blending African music traditions, esp. Mande, with jazz, rhythm and blues, and other popular music styles to pioneer the Afropop genre; albino; moved to Bamako at age 18, joined the group Rail Band, then Les Ambassadeurs to Motel (later Les Ambassadeurs Internationales [i.e. Internationaux]), in Mali and then Côte d'Ivoire; moved to Paris in the early 1980s to pursue solo career; returned to Bamako in 2001; in 2005 he established the Salif Keita Global Foundation, dedicated to raising awareness about struggles of albinos)
Yeelen, 2009: ending credits (music, Salifu Keyita)