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Salif Keita

Well-known for his 2009 album La Difference, which documents the struggles experienced by people blessed with albinism, he’s also known for many various other acclaimed Afro-pop albums, including Ko-Yan (1989); Amen (1991); Folon (1995); and Moffou (2002). Early in his profession, he was an associate of the Mali-based Afro-Latin group known as the Rail Music group (or the Super Rail Music group de Bamako). He afterwards joined another well-known music group, Les Ambassadeurs. His music was highlighted at a 1988 Seventieth Birthday Tribute Concert for Nelson Mandela. A indigenous of Djoliba, Mali, and a descendant of initial Emperor of Mali Sundiata Keita, Salif Keita was disowned by his family members at a age due to his albinism. He afterwards fathered a blind little girl, Nantenin Keita, who competed in the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Video games, winning magic and bronze medals in monitor & field occasions. He collaborated with Lebanese jazz trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf on the La Difference record track entitled “Samigna.”

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