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Napa: Salif Keita

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Rail  Band  of  the  Train  Station  Hotel,  Ambassadeurs  of  the  Motel  of  Bamako,  Ambassadeurs Internationaux, and lately, Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux: so many bands that enabled Salif Keita to ascend the steep steps to world fame. Not only do their names suggest a quest, a thirst for mobility and travel, they translate also his burning desire, as a person with albinism, the white man with the deep soul of Black Africa, to escape from a society that was denying him his full rights as a human being. Paradoxically, the names of these  bands  also  express  Salif  Keita’s  uncompromising  pride  of  belonging  to  Mali  and  Manden,  the  legendary  land  of  his  birth,  whose  captivating  Humanism  he  has  been championing around the world for several decades now.

But how can one speak about Salif Keita the poet without borrowing his own words? From a Parisian recording studio in 1986, he loudly proclaimed: “Sina, O Sina, i den to tò le jamanakè do”/ Sina, O, Sina, your son is lost far away from home.” Five years later, not only this son of Sina the Master hunter and sweet Nassira Keita had not lost his way, he only had reassuring  words  for  his  Spiritual  Teacher:  “O,  Karamoko,  taama  diyara”/  “O,  Master,  my  wanderings have borne fruits.”

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September 11
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Charles Krug Winery
2800 Main Street
Saint Helena, CA 94574 United States
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